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Computer graphics processing, operator interface processing, and selective visual display systems January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080024387 - Modular electronic sign and method of assigning a unique identifier to common modules of said sign: A plurality of common, modular panels attach to a support frame carrying power and data connections for an electronic display sign. LEDs are used as the light mechanisms for illumination of said sign. Each modular panel is under separate microcontroller control and includes its own on-board memory. The electronic display... Agent: Larson And Larson

20080024388 - Two-sided display monitor apparatus: A display apparatus such as liquid crystal displays (LCD) or plasma displays or any other type of thin or flat display monitor apparatus having multiple display screens. The multiple display screens either consisting of double sided display screens, being slidingly engaged in a monitor housing having rails or being attached... Agent: Mark Sgantzos The Martinez Group PLLC

20080024389 - Generation, transmission, and display of sub-frames: A method performed by a sub-frame generator coupled to a network interface includes receiving calibration information associated with a configuration of a plurality of projection devices in an image display system using the network interface, generating a plurality of sub-frames for display onto at least partially overlapping positions on a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024390 - Method and system for producing seamless composite images having non-uniform resolution from a multi-imager system: A method and system for producing seamless composite images having non-uniform resolution from a multi-imager system is disclosed. A plurality of lower resolution source images is acquired. In addition, a plurality of higher resolution source images is acquired. The plurality of the lower resolution images and the higher resolution images... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024391 - Image alignment method for binocular eyewear displays: A method is provided for aligning, without user interaction, the two images of a binocular eyewear display (100) with respect to their vertical, horizontal, and rotational orientation, and with respect to magnification. The method for aligning images comprise generating a signal from a display modification system (108) based on stored... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20080024396 - Front substrate of plasma display panel: Provided is a front substrate of a plasma display panel. The front substrate includes a front glass substrate; a number of pairs of first electrodes which are formed in parallel with each other on the front glass substrate, and are made of a transparent conductive material; a number of pairs... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080024397 - Output driver and diplay device: First and second current sources are turned ON/OFF according to display data. A first input transistor has a source connected to a first potential, a drain connected to a second potential via the first current source, and a gate, the drain and the gate being coupled together. A second input... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080024395 - Plasma display apparatus: A plasma display apparatus includes a display panel including first electrodes, second electrodes, and third electrodes, a first drive circuit configured to drive the first electrodes, a plurality of scan circuits configured to successively scan the first electrodes, a second drive circuit configured to drive the second electrodes, a third... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080024394 - Plasma display device: In an address driving system for driving address electrodes of a display panel, GND for VCC is newly provided between an address driving board and an address bus board to organize two systems of GNDs (for VCC and for VH). Furthermore, in the GND for VCC, an impedance is applied... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080024401 - Optically addressed and driven luminescent display: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for optically addressing and driving a luminescent display. The method includes providing at least one light ray to a first location on a first surface of a waveguide at a first angle relative to the first surface such that said at least... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20080024406 - Liquid crystal display: At least one embodiment of a liquid crystal display includes a substrate, a gate conductor formed on the substrate and including a gate line and a gate electrode, a data conductor including a data line crossing the gate line and a source electrode placed on the gate electrode, and a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080024407 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel includes a pixel array region surrounded by a peripheral edge region. Gate driver TAB members are connected to the edge region. A group of lines for gate drivers which connects the gate driver TAB members is formed in the edge region. A shield layer... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080024405 - Liquid crystal display device and method of driving liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes display pixels which are arrayed in a matrix, a driver circuit which drives the display pixels in units of a predetermined number of rows, and a controller which controls the driver circuit so as to alternately execute non-video signal write in which a non-video... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024408 - Systems for displaying images and driving method thereof: Systems for displaying images. The system comprises a display panel comprising a plurality of data lines DL(x), a plurality of gate lines SL(y) perpendicular to the data lines DL(x), and a pixel array coupled to the data lines and the gate lines. The pixel array comprises a first pixel P(x+1,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080024411 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A LCD includes at least a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel with different area. Each sub-pixel displays luminance according to a positive or a negative data voltage corresponding to a grey value. When the grey values of the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel are equal, an average value... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20080024413 - Display and method for manufacturing display: According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a display that includes a pixel array part having a plurality of pixel circuits that are arranged in a matrix and each have at least one transistor of which conduction state is controlled through reception of a drive signal... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20080024414 - Liquid crystal display: A novel method for driving the data signal transmission and the photo signal readout in a pixel of a display as well as the novel pixel structure corresponding thereto is provided to overcome the lightness uniformity issue of the conventional touch sensitive display resulting from the configuration of readout line.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20080024416 - Liquid crystal display device: This invention offers a liquid crystal display device according to FFS technology, which is capable of sufficiently providing a common electrode with common electric potential and improving an aperture ratio of pixels to obtain a bright display. A pixel electrode is formed of a first layer transparent electrode. A common... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20080024417 - Common voltage compensation device, liquid crystal display, and driving method thereof: A common voltage compensation device suitable for a display panel of a liquid crystal display is provided. The common voltage compensation device includes a timing controller and a compensation circuit. The timing controller receives an image signal and generates control signals to the compensation circuit according to a determination mechanism.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080024418 - Liquid crystal display having line drivers with reduced need for wide bandwidth switching: A liquid crystal display includes a substrate, a plurality of gate lines formed on the substrate, a plurality of data lines intersecting the gate lines, a plurality of thin film transistors connected to the gate lines and the data lines, a plurality of pixel electrodes connected to the thin film... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080024392 - Interactive method of presenting information in an image: The present invention relates to an interactive method of presenting information in an image to a user, who carries a head-mounted display device (2+5, 27), which presents an image of the surroundings (3, 9, 25). The method comprises that the user's head position and direction are established in relation to... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20080024393 - Line head and image forming apparatus incorporating the same: In a line head, a plurality of element arrays arranged in a first direction. Each array includes a plurality of light emission elements arrayed in a second direction which is perpendicularly to the first direction. The light emission elements emit light for forming an electrostatic latent image on a photosensitive... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20080024398 - Flat panel display and data multi-modulation method thereof: The present invention relates to a flat panel display device that is adaptive for preventing a brightness inversion phenomenon generated when the data modulated before are re-modulated in a multi-modulation method where data are modulated several times, and a data multi-modulation method thereof. The flat panel display device includes a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080024399 - Portable information apparatus and method of driving the same: There is provided a portable information apparatus including an EL display device which can reduce consumed electric power at the time when a still picture is displayed. In the EL display device included in the portable information apparatus, a plurality of memory circuits and a D/A converter are arranged in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080024400 - Display apparatus and electronic device: A display apparatus includes a pixel array section and a drive section that drives the pixel array section. The pixel array section includes first scanning lines and second scanning lines arranged in rows, signals lines arranged in columns, matrix pixels that are provided at a position where the first scanning... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20080024402 - Light-emitting display: Disclosed is a light-emitting display having a plurality of pixels wherein each pixel comprises a light-emitting device (100) having a light-emitting element layer which is formed between a first electrode and a second electrode and contains at least a light-emitting layer. An insulating layer (30) is formed between the light-emitting... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080024403 - Flat display and display panel thereof: A flat display includes a substrate, a pixel matrix, a data driver and a number of bias apparatuses. The pixel matrix is disposed on the substrate and includes several columns of first pixels and several columns of second pixels, wherein each column of second pixels is located between two adjacent... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080024404 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display panel DP in which liquid crystal pixels PX are connected to a source line X via pixel switching elements, and a display control circuit CNT which performs non-video signal writing for driving the source line X according to a non-video... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024410 - Device, system and method for color display: A color Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) device for displaying a color image using at least four different primary colors, the device including an array of Liquid Crystal (LC) elements, driving circuitry adapted to receive an input corresponding to the color image and to selectively activate the LC elements of the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20080024409 - Display device, display device adjustment method, image display monitor, and television receiver: The display device of an embodiment of the present invention includes a display section which includes a pixel having a plurality of sub pixels and displays an image whose luminance is based on a luminance gradation of an inputted display signal, wherein the display section is arranged so that an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024412 - Method of driving liquid crystal display element: In order to realize a display with a multilevel halftone that is excellent in uniformity by using a liquid crystal display element employing an inexpensive and general purpose driver having a low voltage endurance, a pulse application employing a cumulative response (overwriting) of liquid crystals is performed a plurality of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080024415 - Display panel, mask and method of manufacturing the same: A display panel includes a substrate, signal lines, a thin film transistor, a pixel electrode and a dummy opening. The substrate has a display area and a peripheral area surrounding the display area. The signal lines are disposed on the substrate and intersect each other to define a unit pixel.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080024420 - Drive circuit of display apparatus: In a drive circuit of a display apparatus in which a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of data lines are orthogonalized, a first data latch circuit latches image data for every line in response to a horizontal signal. A decoder circuit decodes the latched image data. A gradation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080024419 - Liquid crystal display device with influences of offset voltages reduced: A liquid crystal display device includes drain signal lines, gate signal lines, thin film transistors, and a drain driver. The drain driver includes an amplifier circuit having a switching circuit which switches between a first state and a second state, the first state being a state where a first input... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080024421 - Liquid crystal display driver and liquid crystal display device mounting the same: A liquid crystal display driver comprising: a first register for writing a setting value for display in response to a write control signal asynchronous with a clock signal outputted at a timing of switching display cycles; first data holding unit which holds an output from the first register in response... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20080024422 - Inverter driving apparatus and liquid crystal display including inverter driving apparatus: An inverter driving apparatus for driving a plurality of lamp units is provided. The inverter driving apparatus includes a plurality of inverter boards for generating driving signals for driving respective lamp units based on a control signal and a voltage signal. Each lamp unit includes at least one lamp, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080024423 - Method and device for driving liquid crystal display panel, and liquid crystal display device using same: A driving device for an LCD panel is provided which is capable of preventing the occurrence of light or dark shade among pixels during a non-writing period. All the pixels of the LCD panel are driven by each source driver to receive various signals from a control section and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080024424 - Liquid crystal display device: A display device includes a display panel, a printed circuit board, and a semiconductor device of a film carrier type which is disposed to lie between the display panel and the printed circuit board and is mounted on a film carrier. Terminals of the film carrier are connected to terminals... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080024426 - Apparatus and method for characterizing electrophoretic display mediums: A method and an apparatus for measuring reflectivity, charge and/or particle mobility of electrophoretic display mediums and particles are described. The apparatus for evaluating characteristics of an electrophoretic display medium, comprising a cell for containing the electrophoretic display medium, located between conductive substrates, a voltage application unit associated with the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20080024431 - Drive method and a drive device for an electrophoretic display panel, an electrophoretic display device, and an electronic device: A drive method for an electrophoretic display panel having one electrode as a common electrode and another electrode divided into a plurality of segment electrodes, the drive method having steps of: applying pulses that change between two different potential levels to the common electrode; applying pulses at one of the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080024427 - Electronic ink display panel: An E-ink display panel including a substrate, display pixels, dummy pixels, a display medium and a common electrode is provided. The display pixels are disposed on the substrate and arranged in a matrix for defining a display region. The dummy pixels are disposed on the substrate and adjacent to the... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves

20080024430 - Electrophoretic display device: An electrophoretic display device which operates in a reflective display mode and a transmissive display mode adaptive to ambient light comprises a first substrate having a first electrode, a second substrate facing the first substrate and having a second electrode, a pair of spacers interposed between the first and second... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080024432 - Electrophoretic display device and fabrication thereof: An electrophoretic display device having improved frontal reflectance includes a first substrate including a first electrode of a transparent material having a first optical pattern, a second substrate opposing the first substrate and including a plurality of second electrodes, a spacer interposed between the first and second substrates to define... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080024428 - Electrophoretic display panel: For the electrophoretic display panel (1) to be able to be addressed by passive matrix techniques and to be used in light transmissive mode, the electrophoretic display panel (1) has a magnet (120) for generating a magnetic field, and a pixel (2) having electrodes (10,15) for receiving potentials for generating... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20080024429 - Electrophoretic displays using gaseous fluids: An electrophoretic display comprises a pair of facing substrates, at least one of which is transparent, a plurality of particles and a gas between the substrates, and means for applying an electric field to cause the particles to move and thus change the electro-optic state of the display. The electric... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20080024425 - Particle movement-type display apparatus and driving method thereof: In order to permit stable gradation display or high-speed display, when predetermined voltages are applied to a collection electrode 1 and a display electrode 2, respectively, to move particles between the collection electrode 1 and the display electrode 2, a voltage is applied to a pressing electrode 4 to press... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20080024437 - Display apparatus and information processing apparatus: The information processing apparatus of the invention includes: a display section having a display screen on one surface thereof; a main unit that supports the display section so that the display section can be opened and closed with the one surface arranged inside, and, when opened, serves as a base... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080024436 - Information processing apparatus: The information processing apparatus of the invention includes: a display section having a display screen on one surface thereof; a main unit that supports the display section so that the display section can open and close with the one surface arranged inside, and, when opened, serves as a base to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080024435 - Information processing device and storage medium storing information processing program: An information processing device of the present invention includes a housing, a plurality of control buttons provided on a surface of the housing, button data generation means for, when one of the control buttons is operated, generating the control button data according to a kind of the control button, and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20080024438 - Interfacing an electronic device to a controller: A method of interfacing an electronic device to a manually operable fabric controller forming part of a personal item, such as an item of clothing or bag. A set of interface devices, each comprising a housing enclosing a processing circuit with analogue ports and control ports, and supporting a first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024433 - Method and system for automatically switching keyboard/mouse between computers by user line of sight: An invention is disclosed for coupling a computer/display monitor combination with a dedicated sight recognition sensor that is capable of detecting head and/or eye movement from a user. When a sight recognition sensor for a given computer/display monitor combination detects that user sight is being fixed on the monitor, it... Agent: Gerald J. Iwanejko, Jr.

20080024434 - Sound information output device, sound information output method, and sound information output program: A sound such that a pitch of the sound gradually rises and drops in accordance with increase and decrease in a set value with an operation by a user while, for example, an original sound and a location of the sound remain constant, is output. In this case, the user... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080024440 - Device and method for providing resistive and vibrotactile effects: Systems and methods for providing resistive and vibrotactile feedback from a single actuator are described. One described system comprises a manipulandum, and a resistive haptic actuator configured to generate a resistive haptic force in order to generate a vibrotactile haptic effect.... Agent: Patent Department (51851) Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

20080024439 - Hand-held portable electronic apparatus: A portable electronic apparatus including a main body having a display unit on a surface and a protruding holding unit. The holding unit includes a pointing device and switches that are operated by a same hand holding the holding unit. The pointing device includes one of a stick type pointing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024441 - Displacement type pointing device and method: A pointing device includes a displaceable member, a sense system, and a processing system. The displaceable member is movable in an operational zone. The sense system is operable to generate sense signals in response to a touching of the displaceable member by a user's finger and in response to different... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20080024444 - Display scrolling method, display scrolling device, and display scrolling program: A display scrolling method for scrolling content displayed on a display screen of a display device according to a user operation includes the steps of, when a pointer of a pointing device is started to be dragged, calculating an amount of scrolling of the content to be scrolled with respect... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20080024443 - Function command system, function command device, function command analysis system, presentation system, and computer readable medium: A function command analysis system includes an image input unit, a position information extraction unit, a function command specification unit and a function command output unit. The image input unit inputs an image containing an image generated by light emitted from a light emission device. The position information extraction unit... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20080024442 - Wireless cursor indicating device: A wireless cursor indicating device includes a first body and a second body combined with each other. The first body includes a containing space for containing a control circuit and a wireless receiver, and ends of the first and second bodies include a positioning member and a wheel, and a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080024446 - Computer mouse: A computer mouse includes a main body electrically connected with a computer, and a laser pointer. The main body includes two sidewalls, and a receiving space is defined in the main body bounded by the sidewalls. Each of the sidewalls defines a recess. The laser pointer is detachably mounted in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20080024445 - Mouse device: A mouse device for a computer includes a shell; and a magnetic member fixed to the shell for holding the mouse to another object made of metal. When the mouse device is unused, it can be held on the object made of metal. Thus, there is more space on a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20080024447 - Multidimensional mouse and stabilizer therefor: Example embodiments provide a mouse with a stabilizer. In particular embodiments, the stabilizer includes a U-shaped body which attaches to the bottom of the mouse so that the bottom surface of the U-shaped body forms a horizontal plane with the bottom surface of the mouse. In one embodiment, the U-shaped... Agent: Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC (dba Tips Group)

20080024448 - Optical mouse having a light-sheltering device: An optical mouse having a light-sheltering device is used on an operating surface. The optical mouse includes a housing, a circuit board, a sensor and light source device, an IR control device, and a sheltering element. The circuit board is installed in the housing. The sensor and light source device... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080024450 - A system for command-line keyboard buffer viewing and editing: A system for processing and displaying command-line input data is described. The system includes a keyboard buffer configured to store a pending command entered in a command line interface such that the entered pending command may be executed shortly thereafter. The system also includes a display that houses a screen.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20080024449 - Keypad and handheld electronic device having keys with phonetically corresponding latin and non-latin characters: An improved handheld electronic device and keypad provide non-Latin characters, such as letters from the Greek alphabet, that are arranged to phonetically correspond with the positioning of Latin characters of a QWERTY keypad. In one embodiment, many of the keys of the keypad have both a Latin character and a... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20080024451 - Remote input device and electronic apparatus using the same: An electronic apparatus includes a remote input device, which has input-operation areas and a means for detecting input operations performed on the input-operation areas; a displaying portion for displaying selection buttons on a display; and an allocating portion for allocating the selection buttons to the input-operation areas. When the number... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20080024452 - Method of data entry: A method for enabling a user to enter data into an electronic device, the method comprising: determining one or more characters as being likely to be selected next by the user; displaying the one or more characters on a display screen of the electronic device as suggested next characters; and... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20080024453 - Handheld computer having moveable segments that can be adjusted to affect a size of the handheld computer: A handheld computer is provided that includes a first module combined with one or more modules. The first module includes a housing having one or more coupling surfaces, with each coupling surface including a coupling mechanism. A second module is coupleable to the first module. The second module includes a... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20080024459 - Apparatus and method for touch screen interaction based on tactile feedback and pressure measurement: An apparatus includes a display section with a touch screen, and the touch screen is adapted to display at least one graphical user interface object and detect a touch position on the touch screen. The apparatus has a haptic feedback generating unit attached to the touch screen and is adapted... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024456 - Grounded button for cap sense: A touch-sensing device has a top and a bottom surface. A grounded connector is coupled to the bottom surface of the touch-sensing device and extends through the touch-sensing device to the top surface of the touch-sensing device. The touch-sensing device has a grounded layer. A first dielectric layer is on... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080024455 - Technique for increasing the sensitivity of capacitive sensor arrays: A technique for operating a capacitive sensor array. The technique includes logically grouping capacitance sensors of an array of capacitance sensors into sensor groups. The sensor groups each include at least two capacitance sensors of the array of capacitance sensors. Values indicative of a capacitance for each of the sensor... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080024454 - Three-dimensional touch pad input device: Disclosed is a system, method and computer application for electronic equipment 10 having a user input device that outputs information indicative of a location and an applied pressure of an object touching the user input device. Based on a change in the location and/or applied pressure of the object touching... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080024458 - Assignment of functions to a softkey: The invention relates to a method of controlling an assignment of functions to a softkey 12 of an electronic device 10, wherein at least two different functions are available for an assignment to the softkey 12. The electronic device 10 further comprises touch sensitive means 15, which are adapted to... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20080024457 - Operating device for a motor vehicle: An operating device is for operating a computing device, e.g., an operating device is for operating a computing device for controlling functions in a motor vehicle, the operating device including a display for optically displaying information, a touch screen situated above the display, for the input of commands by touching... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080024461 - Wiring harness and touch sensor incorporating same: A wiring harness and a touch sensor incorporating same are disclosed. The touch sensor includes a sensing electrode disposed in a touch sensitive area. The touch sensor further includes a plurality of auxiliary electrodes disposed on a self-supporting dielectric substrate in a border area. The auxiliary electrodes transmit a touch... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080024460 - Writing device for color electronic paper: A writing device is provided for color electronic paper which is capable of performing full color display. The writing device includes a head unit, a head unit moving mechanism which moves the head unit in a first direction, a feeding mechanism which moves electronic paper, and a controller. The head... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024462 - Portable terminal: A portable terminal has a body including a transparent window integrally formed therein, a display disposed beneath the body and visible through the transparent window, and a touch screen located between the display and the body, the touch screen permitting signal input in a capacitive manner.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080024463 - Reconfigurable tactile control display applications: This case concerns applications of my Reconfigurable Tactile Display (RTD) invention, particularly illustrating method and apparatus in which there is no rigid connection between a projector/electro-optical sensor unit, and a screen and control surface unit used to display data and receive user touch or control inputs. In many embodiments, elimination... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20080024465 - Context driven navigation mechanism: A computing navigation mechanism includes a scroll wheel integrated below a keyboard layout for navigation of applications displayed on a computer screen. In one embodiment, the scroll wheel is configured to direct movement in response to a context of interaction with an application visible as active on the computer screen.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20080024464 - Pointing device with moveable magnetic disc and method: Disclosed is a pointing device for facilitating user interaction with an electronic device. The pointing device includes a magnetic disc, a magnetic field over which the magnetic disc laterally travels in response to force applied by a user, and a plurality of sensors to detect the location of the magnetic... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080024467 - Determining sequence of frames delineated into sub-frames for displaying on display device: The ratio of a refresh rate of a display device to a refresh rate of source video is determined. The display device is to display the source video over a repeating number of sub-frames, in sub-frame order. The sequence of frames of the source video is determined for the display... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024471 - Driving apparatus for display device and display device including the same: A driving apparatus for a display device and a display device including the same include a plurality of pixels, each comprising a switching element, gate lines and data lines connected to the pixels. The driving apparatus includes: a gate driver which generates a gate signal and applies the gate signal... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080024473 - Driving method and driving unit with timing controller: A driving unit for a display device includes a buffer to provide first frame data and second frame data and a timing controller. The timing controller includes a first overdrive data generation unit responsive to the first frame data to output first overdrive frame data to the display device and... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20080024469 - Generating sub-frames for projection based on map values generated from at least one training image: A method of displaying an image with a display system includes generating a plurality of map values based on at least one training image. A first image frame is received. A plurality of sub-frames corresponding to the first image frame are generated based on a geometric relationship between a reference... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024470 - Invisible, light-transmissive display system: An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. Substantially invisible, tapered, light-transmissive holes are penetrated in a light-transmissive pattern through at least a portion of the light resistant material using a laser beam having a focal width less than the smallest diameter of the tapered holes.... Agent: Ishimaru & Zahrt LLP

20080024466 - Method for measuring effective operation of gyricon display device: A method of making a gyricon display device, and a method of determining a monopole charge and a dipole charge of beads in a gyricon display device, is set forth. In the methods, a rectangular waveform switching voltage is applied to the gyricon display device and the reflectance of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20080024468 - Pixel structure of liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A method for activating a state transition of a liquid crystal in a liquid crystal display is provided. The liquid crystal display has a first substrate, a second substrate and plural pixel structures, wherein the liquid crystal is sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate and each of... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20080024472 - Method of driving display element: In a display element using cholesteric liquid crystal, to enable a high-speed partial screen rewrite, a region not to be partially rewritten is scanned in high-speed mode within the tolerance of crosstalk of the liquid crystal, and a region to be partially rewritten is partially rewritten by being scanned at... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080024475 - Display device: A display device includes a substrate, a display region having pixels on the substrate, a drive circuit element mounted on a peripheral portion of the substrate, a plurality of terminal portions formed on the peripheral portion and arranged on a mounting portion of the drive circuit element, and a plurality... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080024474 - Driving device and display apparatus having the same: A display device includes a timing controller, a data driver and a gate driver. The timing controller receives a first clock and an image data signal and outputs a second clock having a lower frequency than that of the first clock and the image data signal. The data driver receives... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080024476 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device and a driving method thereof include a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a matrix form, for emitting different colors of light from each other, a plurality of driving transistors which supply a driving current to the light emitting elements, and photosensors which sense the amount... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080024477 - Plasma display device: A plasma display device which can provide stable discharging operations irrespective of variations in temperature. A load capacitor of a plasma display panel is charged or discharged via a switching element and a resistor element with one end to which a predetermined potential is supplied thereby creating a gradually varying... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20080024478 - Digital-to-analog converter and image display device: Disclosed herein is a digital-to-analog converter. The digital-to-analog converter includes: a higher resistor string; a lower resistor string; an operational amplifier; a higher selector; a lower selector; a first switch; a higher capacitor; a second switch; a third switch; and a control circuit.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20080024479 - Organic electro-luminescent display device and manufacturing method thereof: An organic electro-luminescent display device capable of protecting an active layer region from unintended exposure to light is provided. An organic electro-luminescent display device includes a gate line; a data line extending substantially perpendicularly to the gate line; a power supply line supplying a power signal, a switching thin film... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080024480 - Display device and method of driving the same: A display panel includes a light-providing unit, a display panel and a panel driving unit. The display panel selectively displays an image corresponding to a first driving mode and a second driving mode using light from the light-providing unit. The panel driving unit includes a power supply, a data driver... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080024481 - Refresh circuit, display device including the same and method of refreshing pixel voltage: An image display device includes a display panel, a scan driver a data driver, a refresh circuit and a timing controller. The display panel includes a plurality of pixels activated through a plurality of scan lines, and an image data signals are provided through a plurality of data lines. The... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080024483 - Display control system for micromirror device: This invention provides a display control system that includes: a) a micromirror array comprising a plurality of mirrors; b) a first control function for controlling the mirrors in a first state; c) a second control function for controlling the mirrors in a second state; d) and a switchover controller for... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20080024482 - Methods for driving electro-optic displays: Methods are provided for of driving a bistable electro-optic display having at least first and second pixels separated by an inter-pixel gap. In one method, there is applied to the first pixel a drive pulse which drives the pixel to one extreme optical state, and there is applied to the... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20080024486 - Depth ordering of planes and displaying interconnects having an appearance indicating data characteristics: A method for determining a depth ordering between two planes in a 3D workspace of an application is provided. The method includes projecting vectors from a reference position through points of interest on the planes, determining corresponding points on the other plane, determining a number of points of interest on... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20080024485 - Multi-dimensional image display method apparatus and system: A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed for displaying a multi-dimensional image. The present invention enables real time extraction and interaction with surfaces contained within a multi-dimensional image volume.... Agent: Utah Valley Patent Services, LLC

20080024484 - Seamless image integration into 3d models: The present disclosure provides techniques that can enable a community of users to upload arbitrary images of particular locations and integrate them into a 3D model of that location in such a way that they appear as correctly aligned overlays with the model. Users can estimate rough location, orientation, and... Agent: Marc E. Brown Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080024487 - Converting deformation data for a mesh to animation data for a skeleton, skinning and shading in a runtime computer graphics animation engine: Animation of an object from a character modeling and/or animation tool is converted from a representation used by that tool to a representation used in a runtime animation system, such as a game engine. Such a tool typically represents the object using a source structure and a source skin. The... Agent: Peter J. Gordon, Patent Counsel

20080024488 - Real time stereoscopic imaging apparatus and method: The present invention relates to a stereoscopic imaging apparatus (2). The apparatus (2) comprises a real time ultrasound imaging device (14, 20, 22) for generating a real time 3D model of a patient's heart (4), combining the real time 3D model with a static 3D model of the region surrounding... Agent: Philips Medical Systems Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20080024489 - Cache utilization optimized ray traversal algorithm with minimized memory bandwidth requirements: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatus for recording the traversal history of a ray through a spatial index structure and utilizing the recorded traversal history. An image processing system may initially determine which nodes a ray intersects as it traverses through a spatial index. Results of the node... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20080024490 - Real-time gpu rendering of piecewise algebraic surfaces: Surfaces defined by Bézier tetrahedron are generated on programmable graphics hardware. Custom programmed vertex processing, performed by either the CPU or the GPU includes the computation of a symmetric tensor and the assignment of the unique elements of the computed symmetric tensor as vertex attribute data. The vertex attribute data... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20080024491 - Real-time multi-resolution 3d collision detection using cube-maps: Apparatus, systems and methods for real-time, multi-resolution 3D collision detection using cube maps are disclosed. For example, a method is disclosed including receiving a first polygon, receiving a second polygon and then using a texture map stored in memory to detect collisions between the first and second polygons. Other implementations... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20080024492 - Relative geometry system and method: A system, method, and computer program product for reducing processing time related to relative geometry calculations performed for objects in a simulated three-dimensional environment. The method converts three-dimensional location coordinates of each object of a plurality of simulated objects in the simulated three-dimensional environment to coordinates of a two-dimensional grid.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20080024493 - Systems and methods of direct volume rendering: A method and system of increasing the speed of a ray-casting algorithm for producing direct volume rendering images in the melt-through interaction mode. Since the viewing direction is not changed during a melt-through interaction, it is possible to reuse the samples calculated along each ray from one frame to another.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080024494 - Method and system for image based rendering large volumetric datasets: A method and system are provided for sequential data access in large volumetric data sets with focus on ray casting applications using 32-bit virtual address space.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080024495 - Re-render acceleration of frame with lighting change: Embodiments for accelerating the re-rendering of graphics frames are disclosed.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20080024496 - Method for displaying 3d structures in 2d projection images: The invention relates to a method for displaying 3D structures in 2D projection images, with which the 3D structures are present as individual volumetric gray scale values, such as are supplied in particular as a result of volumetric scans with a number of sectional planes of medical tomographs, with which... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080024497 - Tile based precision rasterization in a graphics pipeline: In a raster stage of a graphics processor, a method for tile based precision rasterization. The method includes receiving a graphics primitive for rasterization in a raster stage of a graphics processor and rasterizing the graphics primitive at a first level precision to generate a plurality of tiles of pixels.... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20080024498 - Device for representing and/or displaying various process and/or controlled variables: A device for representing and/or displaying various process and/or controlled variables for selectable application cases on a display unit, with bar graphs being arranged in respective, predetermined surface elements (A, B, C), with each bar graph, respectively each surface element (A, B, C), having a defined form and/or a defined... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080024499 - Method and apparatus of manipulating parameterized surfaces: Parametric surfaces such as Attribute Based Modeling surfaces require methods of manipulating the interior of the surface. This invention provides several methods of manipulating these surfaces in a computationally efficient way. Particular attention is paid to surface continuity and discontinuity from G−1 to G2. Designers want to trim and join... Agent: Christopher Bateman

20080024500 - Pen-based 3d drawing system with geometric-constraint based 3d cross curve drawing: A pen-based system allows users, such as artists, graphic designers and illustrators, and the like, to create accurate curve models by sketching. A tool set implemented in software that runs on a computer system combines paper sketch metaphors and a minimalist gesture set. This tool set provides an environment where... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19

20080024501 - Document editing support device, program, and storage medium: A document editing support device includes: an object obtaining unit that obtains at least one object as data representing at least one of a text and an image included in a document as a target to be edited; a split ratio storage unit that stores a predetermined split ratio; a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024502 - Document editing device, program, and storage medium: [MEANS FOR ACHIEVING THE OBJECT] The present invention provides a document edit device including: object obtaining means that obtains an object as data expressing at least one of a text and an image; and object edit means that edits the object so that, based on a volume of the object... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024503 - Rigless retargeting for character animation: Motion may be transferred between portions of two characters if those portions have a minimum topological similarity. The portions or structures of the source and target character topologies may be represented as one or more descriptive files comprised of a hierarchy of data objects including portion identifiers and functionality descriptors... Agent: Peter J. Gordon, Patent Counsel

20080024505 - Facs solving in motion capture: A method, comprising: generating facial muscle activations from facial marker data; animating a computer graphics facial model using the facial muscle activations; generating a skin layer overlaying the computer graphics facial model; and animating the skin layer using the facial marker data.... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20080024504 - Method to imitate lifelike images for computer deformed objects: A method to imitate lifelike images for computer deformed objects includes the following steps, selecting a number of significant points on an object, categorizing the significant points into measurable points and specific points, defining a relationship between the measurable points and the specific points with a statistical regression model, creating... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20080024506 - A programmable graphics processor for multithreaded execution of programs: A processing unit includes multiple execution pipelines, each of which is coupled to a first input section for receiving input data for pixel processing and a second input section for receiving input data for vertex processing and to a first output section for storing processed pixel data and a second... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20080024507 - Component suppression in mechanical designs: The complexity of a CAD model is reduced while its kinematic integrity is maintained by unloading certain data associated with the CAD model from the main memory of a computing device used in the design of the CAD model. The unloaded data includes graphics data and geometry data of those... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20080024508 - Image capturing apparatus: An image capturing apparatus is provided having an auto-focusing device and an image displaying device. The auto-focusing device focuses a lens on a photographing object automatically. The image displaying device displays an input image which corresponds to the photographing object and is updated periodically in a display, and displays an... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080024509 - Data management for image processing: A system comprises a memory storing data at addresses associated with pixels in images, each address being linked by a function to coordinates of a pixel in an ordered image reference frame, a device for processing the data associated with the pixels, where a pixel being processed is referenced by... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20080024511 - Application of selective regions of a normal map based on joint position in a three-dimensional model: A method for use in animation includes the steps of establishing a model having a plurality of joints, exposing a region of a first normal map based on a position of one or more of the joints, and applying the exposed region of the first normal map to the model.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20080024510 - Texture engine, graphics processing unit and video processing method thereof: The texture engine, provided in this disclosure, comprises a texel location calculator, a texture cache unit, and a video processing unit. The texel location calculator receives a texture and video request for a pixel, including location information of texture data for the pixel in a texture map stored in a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080024512 - System and method for real-time co-rendering of multiple attributes: Systems and methods for enhancing the combined image of multiple attributes without comprising the image of either attribute. The combined image of the multiple attributes is enhanced for analyzing a predetermined property revealed by the attributes. The combined image can be interactively manipulated to display each attribute relative to an... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20080024513 - Method and apparatus for encoder assisted pre-processing: This application includes devices and methods for processing multimedia data to generate enhanced multimedia data at a receiver based on encoder assisted pre-processing. In one aspect, processing multimedia data includes identifying at least one pixel intensity range in at least one image of multimedia data, modifying at least a portion... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20080024514 - Projection type image display system, projector, program, information storage medium and image projection method: To provide a projection type image display system, projector, program, information storage medium and image projection method which can project an image applicable to viewing environment of a changed projection position, a liquid crystal projector is provided with: a sensor for sensing a projection target area and outputting sensing information;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080024515 - Systems and methods of determining sampling rates for volume rendering: A system and method of determining a sampling rate for rendering a volumetric image, the method includes determining a regional variation value representing regional data, color, and/or alpha variation. An accumulated opacity value is determined that represents opacity accumulated over a ray in the image, and a regional opacity value... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080024516 - Electronic device and program product: In an electronic device, display colors of an operation key shown on a display is controlled with a simple configuration in both the cases of selecting the operation key with a cursor and selecting the operation key by touch of a user. An electronic control unit displays an operation key... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20080024517 - Systems and methods for color preservation with image tone scale corrections: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for generating and applying image tone scale corrections with improved color fidelity.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.

20080024518 - Pixel shift display with minimal noise: Within a display system that has pixel arrays displayed during first and second intervals, visible noise reduction occurs by confining the noise to one interval by combining the fractional part of each first interval pixel with the fractional part of at least one second interval pixel. If the combined fractional... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20080024520 - Digital image file transmission: At a device of a sending user, the following is performed. A thumbnail image and a smaller-sized image are generated for each digital image file. The smaller-sized image file is smaller in size than the digital image file but greater in size than the thumbnail image file for the digital... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080024519 - System and method for producing paintings: A method and apparatus for producing simulated paintings by means of a commercial software programs that enhances a digital representation of a scene or portrait. The enhancement can include various composing steps on the digital representation as well as the adding of electronic brush strokes to the digital representation by... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun

20080024521 - Method and editing processor for adding graphics object with simple manner: An editing processor includes a storage unit to store a document file that includes an object group in which objects are arranged according to an implementation order at each page of an electric document, a reading unit to read the object group from the storage unit in response to a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080024522 - Accellerated start tile search: In a raster stage of a graphics pipeline, a method for accelerated start tile rasterization. The method includes defining a window for clipping a generated image and receiving a graphics primitive for rasterization in a raster stage of a graphics processor. A binary search related to the window is performed... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20080024523 - Generating images combining real and virtual images: A method for combining a real space image with a virtual image, includes: causing an imaging unit to capture an image of a real space; generating an image covering a predetermined space based on a plurality of real images in the captured real space; extracting position information of a light... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024524 - Visualization of medical image data at actual size: At least one embodiment of the invention relates to the display of image data collected for medical purposes at actual object size, in particular to a device, a method and/or a computer program for driving a display unit. In at least one embodiment, the device for driving a display unit... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024528 - Apparatus and method for adjusting color characteristics of display system using diffractive optical modulator: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for adjusting the color characteristics of a display system using a diffractive optical modulator, which can respond to a user's request to vary color characteristics so as to actively respond to variation in the brightness of external light, etc., and can... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20080024527 - Display drive apparatus and display apparatus: A display drive apparatus drives a display panel, including display pixels, to carry out gradation display in accordance with display data. First gradation data with a first number of bits corresponding to the display data is supplied to the display drive apparatus, which generates second gradation data from the first... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024525 - Display panel driving device and driving method thereof: The present invention discloses a display panel driving device and a driving method thereof, wherein the display panel driving device includes a plurality of mapping table units and a source driver. The mapping table units receive a plurality of primary color signals respectively, and convert grayscale levels of the primary... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080024526 - Organic light emitting diode display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display and a method of driving the same are provided. The OLED display includes: a plurality of pixels arrayed in a matrix, each of which includes a switching transistor and a driving transistor; a plurality of data lines connected to the switching transistors, which... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080024529 - Display device and pixel circuit layout method: The present invention provides a display device including a pixel array unit, a first power supply line, and a second power supply line. The pixel array unit is formed by two-dimensionally arranging pixel circuits each including an electrooptic element determining display luminance and a driving circuit for driving the electrooptic... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080018553 - Optical system unit and projector: An optical system unit of a projector of the invention includes an illumination side block, an image producing block and a projection side block, the image producing block, in which a DMD display device is fixed which reflects rays of “off” state light to the outside of an entrance opening... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080018554 - Display system and display control method: A display system has a single screen configured of plural display devices, and the system comprises: a receiving unit adapted to receive plural pieces of image data; a segmentation unit adapted to segment the received plural pieces of image data in accordance with the arrangement of the plural display devices;... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018555 - See-through display: In a particular embodiment, a see-through display includes a screen having transparent layer of material with a front side and a back side. At least one plurality of shaped louver members is disposed between the front side and the back side. The plurality of the louver members allow transmission of... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018557 - Display device, method of driving display device, and electronic apparatus: A display device has a plurality of pixels, a scanning line driving circuit, and a signal line driving circuit. The plurality of pixels are in correspondence with intersections of a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of signal lines. The scanning line driving circuit supplies a selection signal to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080018561 - Driving device of plasma display panel and method of driving the same: A driving device of a plasma display panel and a method of driving the plasma display panel are disclosed. A method of driving a plasma display panel receiving a video signal and displaying an image on the screen includes performing an inverse-gamma correction process on the video signal, calculating an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018562 - Plasma display panel: Provided is a PDP including a first substrate; sustain electrode pairs, each of which includes a main electrode unit separated from the first substrate, facing each other and elongated on a rear surface of the first substrate, and a plurality of protruding electrode units connecting to the main electrode unit... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080018563 - Plasma display panel: A PDP is proposed which has high emission efficiency and which can decrease address discharge voltage. In a column direction of at least one of transparent electrodes, which perform sustain discharge via respective discharge gaps of a pair of row electrodes and constituting a row electrode pair, is set to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080018564 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel including a first electrode and a second electrode, and a driver. The driver supplies a first sustain signal of a first polarity to the first electrode during a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080018567 - Display: According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a display that includes a plurality of pixel circuits, a scanner, and a drive interconnect. The plurality of pixel circuits are arranged in a matrix and each includes at least one transistor of which the conduction state is controlled... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20080018569 - Organic light emitting diode display device and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting diode display device includes; a display panel including a pixel connected to a gate line and a data line, gate and data driving circuits which drive the gate and data lines, respectively, at least one temperature sensor disposed on the display panel which senses a temperature... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080018568 - Organic light-emitting diode (oled) panel and driving method thereof: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel and driving method thereof is provided. The OLED panel includes a plurality of data lines, scan lines, pixels, sampling voltage lines and compensation voltage lines. The sampling voltage line transmits a compensation voltage in response to compensation signals from the data lines, threshold voltages... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080018572 - Display substrate and display device having the same: A display substrate includes gate lines, driving circuit part, signal lines, connection lines and a contact part. Gate lines are formed on a display area and intersect data lines. Driving circuit part is formed on a peripheral area surrounding the display area and provides a gate signal to the gate... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080018574 - Drive circuit having plural output amplifiers for driving display cells with delay minimized: A circuit for driving a liquid crystal display includes decoders for receiving input data to display, and output amplifiers correspondingly connected to the decoders for selectively driving display cells. In each output amplifier, the gate electrodes of a first transistor forming one input of a differential amplifier and a second... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20080018571 - Motion adaptive black data insertion: A backlight display has improved display characteristics. An image is displayed on the display which includes a liquid crystal material with a light valve. The display receives an image signal and modifies the light based upon motion.... Agent: Kevin L. Russell Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel LLP

20080018576 - Display element having groups of individually turned-on steps: A display element corresponds to a pixel of a display. The display element includes a first electrode connected to a first addressable line of the display, and a number of second electrodes, each of which is connected to a corresponding second addressable line of the display. The display element includes... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018577 - Display element having individually turned-on steps: A display element corresponds to a pixel of a display. The display element includes a top electrode connected to a first addressable line of the display, and a bottom electrode connected to a second addressable line of the display. The display element includes a display mechanism situated between the top... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018578 - Display devices and driving method thereof: Display devices with low power consumption. In the display device, and first and second data lines, first and second gate lines, first and second supplemental lines, first and second pixels are provided. In the first pixel, a first transistor comprises a first terminal coupled to the first data line and... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080018579 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The liquid crystal display includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel including a liquid crystal capacitor and a storage capacitor having a first terminal connected to the liquid crystal capacitor and a second terminal applied... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080018580 - Apparatus for driving a display device and method therefor: Apparatus for driving a display device and method therefor. The apparatus is used for controlling the display device to display video frames according to a video signal. The apparatus includes a controller, a first driving circuit, and a second driving circuit. The controller is used for generating a first control... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080018582 - Image data refreshing method and display system using the same: An image data refreshing method used in an image data displaying device is provided. The method includes the following procedures. First, a refreshing center of a display area is defined according to a visual focus of a present frame displayed on the display area. Next, the display area is divided... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080018556 - Method for micropackaging of leds and micropackage: A micropackage including a substrate composed of a flexible plastic material having laminated on opposite sides thereof films of a conductive metal. A cavity is formed in the substrate with the laminated film on a first side having at least one tab projecting into the cavity. An LED having a... Agent: Koppel, Patrick & Heybl

20080018558 - Electronic display with photoluminescent wavelength conversion: Embodiments including methods and apparatuses for displaying an image including generating a first modulated and scanned excitation beam; generating a second modulated and scanned excitation beam; impinging the first and second modulated and scanned excitation beams onto a photoluminescent screen; and responsively converting the wavelengths of the first and second... Agent: Christopher A. Wiklof Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP

20080018559 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus that has a display section provided with a first plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix. Sequentially generated are dither signals each formed in a matrix of P rows×Q columns (P and Q being both positive integers and at least either one being 2 or more)... Agent: Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber

20080018560 - Method of addressing a plasma display panel: A novel addressing technique, aimed at reduced addressing time of a PDP panel is disclosed in the present invention. The invention uses new scanning voltage waveform, new voltage waveforms for bulk sustain and data electrodes, as well as discharges in all the pixels (both ON and OFF), which allows to... Agent: Vladimir Nagorny

20080018565 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus and a method of driving the same are disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel including a scan electrode, and a scan driver that supplies a setup pulse to the scan electrode. The setup pulse gradually rises to a first voltage level with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018566 - Electronic device and electronic apparatus: An EL display having high operating performance and reliability is provided. LDD regions 15a through 15d of a switching TFT 201 formed in a pixel are formed such that they do not overlap gate electrodes 19a and 19b to provide a structure which is primarily intended for the reduction of... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20080018570 - Aging compensation for display boards comprising light emitting elements: The present invention provides a display board (30) comprising an array of light emitting elements (31), a driving means (32) for driving the light emitting elements (31) with image data, and an aging determination means (33). The aging determination means (33) comprises one or more light emitting elements for emitting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080018575 - Illumination device and liquid crystal display device using the same: An illumination device is provided which can reduce a movement blur and a tailing phenomenon on a motion picture display while a drop in display brightness is suppressed, and which can suppress power consumption, can be made small and light, and can prolong the lifetime, and a liquid crystal display... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20080018573 - Liquid crystal display panel, driving method and liquid crystal display: In one embodiment of the invention, a pixel unit has two sub-pixel regions each including a liquid crystal capacitor (LCC) and storage capacitor (SC). The capacitance ratio of the SC to LCC of the first sub-pixel differs from the capacitance ratio of the SC to LCC of the second sub-pixel.... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20080018581 - Display device and method of driving the same: A display device includes a display panel, a source driving part, a gate driving part, a readout part and a pulse generating part. The display panel includes an array substrate on which a source line and a gate line are formed, and an opposite substrate on which a common electrode... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080018584 - Liquid crystal display module and liquid crystal display apparatus having the same: A liquid crystal display module includes a liquid crystal display panel, a backlight assembly, a circuit board and a timing controller. The circuit board includes a first connector receiving a data signal and a second connector separated from the first connector and receiving a power supply voltage. The timing controller... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080018583 - Non-rectangular display device: A display device comprises a substrate; an array of display pixels arranged on the substrate in rows and columns, a first and last row being at the top and bottom of the array, the outer shape of the array being nonrectangular; a plurality of row conductors, each row conductor being... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20080018586 - drive circuit for generating a delay drive signal: A drive circuit includes a drive unit coupling with data lines for receiving at least one clock signal and a first enable signal to generate a drive signal to drive data lines, and a delay unit electrically coupled with the drive unit for receiving the clock signal and the first... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080018585 - Driving circuit, system, and method to improve uniformity of column line outputs in display systems: A driver circuit, display system, and method includes a driver circuit that provides driving signals to drive a plurality of display pixel elements arranged in a plurality of rows and columns and coupled to associated row and column lines, respectively. The driver circuit includes a plurality of driver units coupled... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018588 - Liquid crystal display device: In a predetermined period (one frame or one subframe), a backlight is lit between the mid-point of primary data-writing scanning and the mid-point of secondary data-writing scanning for each of lighting regions of which the backlight is divided into four. When the time required for the data-writing scanning is 50%... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080018587 - Liquid crystal display device, driving control circuit and driving method used in same: A liquid crystal display device is provided which improves quality of images made up of moving images and images having moving images and still images in a mixed manner. Each frame of an input video signal having a specified frame frequency (60 Hz) is divided into four sub-frames each having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018589 - Drive apparatus for bistable displayer and method thereof: A drive apparatus for a bistable displayer and a method thereof are provided for driving a bistable displayer with a plurality of pixels. The drive apparatus includes an initialization unit, a receiving unit and a display drive unit. The initialization unit is for generating at least one initial potential level... Agent: Law Offices Of Lai & Associates, P.C.

20080018592 - Apparatus and method for haptic support in portable terminal: Provided are an apparatus and method for haptic support in a portable terminal. A haptic emitter provides an indication of a position change according to a manipulation of a button by a user, and receives control data and emits vibration or emits a reactivity opposite a predetermined direction. A position... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080018593 - Image forming control apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming control apparatus includes a display unit, a user input unit that allows a user to move a pointer on a picture displayed on the display unit, a printer driver that includes a setup information storing unit in which setup information for a plurality of setup items related... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080018590 - Switch deploy with display lifting unit: A switch deploy with display lifting unit has a display lifting unit, a display and a switch. The display lifting unit is controlled by the switch. The switch is integrated into an operation platform so that the display lifting unit is controlled directly by operating the operation platform.... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20080018591 - User interfacing: A display is projected, information representing an image of the projected display and at least a portion of a pointing device in a vicinity of the projected display is optically captured, and the display is updated based on the captured image information.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080018594 - User interface system, user interface apparatus, and method of controlling electronic device: A remote controller RC is provided with a ring pad 121 as a ring-shaped operating element. The total range of the ring pad 121 is divided into a predetermined number of regions, and control content and a region number are defined for each of the regions. In the case of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20080018595 - Video-based image control system: A method of using stereo vision to interface with a computer is provided. The method includes capturing a stereo image, and processing the stereo image to determine position information of an object in the stereo image. The object is controlled by a user. The method also includes communicating the position... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080018596 - Capacitive sensing in displacement type pointing devices: Systems and methods of capacitive sensing in displacement type point devices are described. In one aspect, a pointing device includes a sense electrode structure and a displaceable member. The sense electrode structure includes an arrangement of peripheral sense electrodes in a peripheral region surrounding a central sense electrode. The displaceable... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20080018597 - Graphic meter display: When switching a motion blur pointer image to a normal pointer image, an intermediate pointer image is displayed between the motion blur pointer image and the normal pointer image. The intermediate pointer image is a rectangle, and coordinates of vertexes of the rectangle are composed of coordinates of vertexes of... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20080018599 - Space positioning and directing input system and processing method therefor: A space positioning and directing input system is disclosed. A light source is installed on a space positioning and directing input device to emit the light. First and second image detection devices receive the light and generate first and second imaging pictures. An operation device calculates first and second image... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018598 - Hands-free computer access for medical and dentistry applications: System and methods for a hands free mouse include a motion sensor in communication with a standard computer such that the computer receives pointer control signals from the motion sensor. The motion sensor tracks an infrared target that is attached to an instrument or a body part of a user.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20080018600 - Optical input device: An optical input device is provided to be operated by a user to generate a vector signal. The optical input device includes an operating stick and an optics module. A reflecting body is disposed at a lower end of the operating stick, and the optics module has a light source... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20080018601 - Cursor-controlling mechanism: The cursor-controlling mechanism includes a beam splitter, a light source, an image sensor and a mouse ball. The light source is positioned beside one side of the beam splitter, and the image sensor is positioned above the beam splitter. The mouse ball is rotatably positioned beside the other side of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080018602 - Optical mouse: An optical mouse suitable for being put on a surface of an object and including a light source, an image sensor, and a total internal reflection (TIR) prism is provided. The light source is suitable for emitting a light beam, and the TIR prism is disposed between the surface of... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20080018604 - Touch detection method and system for a touch sensor: A a touch sensor including a keyboard having a key defining a touch sensing location, wherein the key is responsive to at least one of capacitive and electro-magnetic interactions with a user during a touch event includes control circuitry associated with the key, wherein the control circuitry outputs a control... Agent: Helen O. Wolstoncroft Tyco Electronics Corporation

20080018603 - User interface system: A user interface system (102) for a portable electronic device (100) is disclosed. The user interface system includes an interface (202) that is made of a flexible material and has an active position and an inactive position. The interface is coupled with a reservoir (204). The reservoir is used for... Agent: Motorola, Inc Intellectual Property Section

20080018605 - Non-binding sliding display for a handheld electronic device: A handheld electronic device having a slidable display is provided. A display unit is slidably connected to a body unit at two (or more) sliding joints. A mechanical linkage constrains motion at all of the sliding joints to be substantially equal. In this manner, binding of the slidable display is... Agent: Lumen Intellectual Property Services, Inc.

20080018606 - Piano-style keypad employing a light guide: An improved piano-style keypad comprises a light guide and a key sheet, with the light guide retaining the key sheet on a substrate, such as a printed circuit board of a handheld electronic device. The keypad is advantageously configured to enable key caps of the keypad to be adhered to... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20080018607 - Input device and mobile terminal having the same: An input device including a plurality of input keys configured to be operated in one of a push input method and a touch input method to input information, and a signal input unit disposed below the plurality of input keys and configured to generate a first signal when the plurality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018608 - Data input device: A data input device is provided with a film-based pressure sensor build from a first carrier film, a second carrier film and a spacer arranged between the carrier films for keeping them at a distance from one another. The spacer has an opening delimiting an active zone, in which first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080018612 - Display device: In order to improve accuracy in determining whether or not an object touches a display screen, a display device includes a display unit and a processor. The display unit includes an image display unit which displays an image on a display screen, an optical input unit which picks up an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018611 - Input device: An input device comprises a capacitive proximity and pressure sensor, which includes a first carrier layer, a second carrier layer and a spacer arranged between the first and second carrier layers, the first carrier layer having a first capacitor electrode applied thereon, the second carrier layer having a second capacitor... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080018610 - Method and system for extending the lifespan of a touch screen assembly: Embodiments of the present invention recite a method and system for extending the lifespan of a touch screen assembly. In one embodiment, a signal is received indicating an input pressure is being applied to a touch screen assembly. It is then determined that the input pressure comprises a valid input... Agent: Wagner Murabito & Hao LLP

20080018609 - Shape adaptable resistive touchpad: A touchpad includes a first substrate and a second substrate, at least one of which is flexible. A resistor on the first substrate has a narrow shape dividing the first substrate into two regions. A set of conductors in electrical contact with the resistor extend from the resistor into the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20080018613 - Touch screen display apparatus and method of driving the same: A touch screen display apparatus and a method of driving the same in which the touch screen display apparatus includes a first transparent substrate, a gate line and a sensor conductor formed on the first transparent substrate, a data line insulated from and intersecting the gate line and sensor conductor,... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080018614 - Input method and input apparatus: There are provided with a detection sensor 110 for detecting an approach and a contact of a living body or a material body in a predetermined detection region, a control means which outputs a drive signal in a case when an approach is detected by a detection sensor and which... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018616 - Techniques for interactive input to portable electronic devices: Techniques for providing input to interactive and multitasking applications are disclosed. A game input area (surface or plane) receives input for multiple applications including an interactive application executed in connection with a scene. The input received is directed to the appropriate application based on one or more locations (e.g., points,... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20080018615 - Touch pad for handheld device: A media device for storing and playing media such as audio, video or images, includes a memory device configured to store a plurality of media items in a digital format. The media device also includes a display configured to present a group of media items from the plurality of stored... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20080018617 - Illuminated touch pad: The present invention pertains to improved feedback mechanisms for touch pads. One aspect relates to devices capable of illuminating the touch sensitive surface of the touch pad. Another aspect relates to methods for providing visual feedback at the touch pad.... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20080018618 - Touch sensing with touch down and lift off sensitivity: A touch sensing device includes a plurality of sensors and an emitting transducer coupled to a touch panel. The transducer induces bending waves in the touch panel. The sensors sense bending waves in the touch panel and generate a bending wave signal responsive to the sensed bending waves. A controller... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080018619 - Method and system for electronically storing data on a document: A method of recording data in a data storage medium affixed to a document, the document having a document ID printed thereon and the data storage medium having the document ID stored therein, the method comprising capturing data written onto the document by means of a digital pen, the digital... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018620 - Method and system for enabling user instruction through interaction with interface surface: There is provided a method of, and interface system for, enabling a user to instruct a computer system to perform an operation by interacting with graphical information and coded data printed on a first interface surface using a sensing device which generates indicating data indicative of the operation by sensing... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080018622 - Information inputting device and inputting method therefor: An information inputting device and inputting method therefor are disclosed. The information inputting device includes a case, a rotary inputting device which has a rotatable wheel and which is secured to the inside of the case, where the entire surface of the wheel is exposed to the exterior of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080018621 - Touch stick controller using capacitance touchpad circuitry as a measurement system: Capacitance-sensitive touchpad circuitry used for detecting and tracking an object on the surface of a touchpad now receives as inputs to the circuitry the voltage divider signals from each axis of a strain gauge used as a touch stick input device, wherein the touchpad circuitry is far less sensitive to... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20080018625 - Display control apparatus, recording media, display control method, and display control program: A display control apparatus is provided for controlling displaying of a play list specifying a reproduction sequence of a plurality of pieces of content. The display control apparatus has a play list feature extraction block configured to extract a feature of a play list on the basis of a plurality... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018626 - Display device: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a display device is provided that includes a display panel configured to display an image, a plurality of driver integrated circuit packages that include a base film and an integrated circuit chip mounted on the base film and of which one... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080018623 - Display for displaying compressed video: A display is configured to display transformed video. The display includes a display unit comprising pixels. The display also includes a set of filter elements positioned adjacent to the display unit. The set of filter elements enable the display unit to display transformed video... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc. Law Department Ab2

20080018624 - Display for displaying compressed video based on sub-division area: A display is configured to display transformed video. The display includes a display unit comprising pixels. Each pixel is divided into sub-divisions and each sub-division has a gain that is related to coefficients or partial coefficients in a transformation algorithm.... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc. Law Department Ab2

20080018627 - Plasma display apparatus and method of driving the same: A plasma display apparatus is disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel for displaying an image by a frame comprising a plurality of subfields, and a driver for, when a vertical frequency of an image signal inputted is less than a critical frequency, dividing the frame into... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080018628 - Attachable informational appliance: An appliance includes an upper sheet, a lower sheet, and a utility member that displays data and information. The upper and lower sheets are attached together in a manner whereby the utility member is supported between the upper lower sheets. The lower sheet is attached to another object. The appliance... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20080018629 - Display apparatus, driving method therof and electronic device: A display apparatus, comprising a pixel array section and a drive section that drives the pixel array section, wherein the pixel array section includes first scanning lines and second scanning lines arranged in rows, signals lines arranged in columns, pixels that are provided where the first scanning lines, the second... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20080018630 - Liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal display and method of driving liquid crystal display device: An image display device capable of displaying a high-quality image by reducing the occurrence of alignment disorder of a liquid crystal irrespective of details of the image is provided. A liquid crystal display device includes: a liquid crystal display panel including a plurality of pixels for displaying images; and a... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20080018631 - Display device: It is made possible to provide a low-cost highly reliable display device which does not lose the flexibility of itself and which can transmit the allowable range of the flexibility to the user. A display device includes: a display part having a display face and being flexible; and a restriction... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018633 - Driving circuit: A driving circuit of a display device is provided. In a first time period of a data writing period, a control section of the driving circuit effects control so as to short-circuit a first node which is set to a target gradation potential and a node (second node) adjacent to... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20080018632 - Driving to reduce aging in an active matrix led display: A driver (DD, SD, PD1, PS1, PD2, PS2) supplies, at a frame rate, a first current (I1) with a first duty cycle being smaller than one to a first light emitting element (PL1) of an active matrix display (AMD) and a second current (I2) to a second light emitting element... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20080018634 - Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof that are capable of generating positive and negative bias voltages the absolute values of which are symmetrical. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes a pulse generator for generating a pulse signal, a positive bias voltage generator for... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080018635 - Module for determining the driving signal timing and a method for driving a liquid crystal display panel: Disclosed is a gate printed circuit board, a connector-free liquid crystal display (LCD) panel assembly, a driving-signal timing module included in the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel assembly, and a method of driving the liquid crystal display (LCD) panel assembly. According to the present invention, since a separate connector and... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080018636 - Driver chip, display device and method of repair: A drive chip for a display device includes an output buffer section and a dummy buffer section. The output buffer section outputs a data signal to a plurality of data lines formed in a display area of a display panel. The dummy buffer section is electrically connected to a repair... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080018637 - Attachable informational appliance: An appliance includes an upper sheet, a lower sheet, and a utility member that displays data and information. The upper and lower sheets are attached together in a manner whereby the utility member is supported between the upper lower sheets. The lower sheet is attached to another object. The appliance... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20080018638 - Attachable informational appliance: An appliance includes an upper sheet, a lower sheet, and a utility member that displays data and information. The upper and lower sheets are attached together in a manner whereby the utility member is supported between the upper lower sheets. The lower sheet is attached to another object. The appliance... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20080018640 - Power consumption detection apparatus, power consumption control apparatus, image processing apparatus, self-luminous display apparatus, electronic device, power consumption detection method, power consumption control method, and computer program: Disclosed herein is a power consumption detection apparatus including: a line current calculation section configured to calculate, based on an image signal, a value of a line current consumed by each of horizontal lines; and a power consumption calculation section configured to calculate, on a horizontal line cycle, power consumed... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20080018639 - Apparatus for driving matrix-type lcd panels and a liquid crystal display based thereon: Apparatus (40) comprising a plurality of output buffers (41.1-41.N) for driving the columns of an LCD panel (46). A bias generator (42) is employed for providing a common biasing current (Ibias) to all output buffers (41.1-41.N). Means (43) provide information regarding the physical position of a dot to be driven... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20080018641 - Display configured for varying the apparent depth of selected pixels: Apparatuses and methods for scanned and non-scanned light display systems are disclosed. A scanned light display system includes a collimating element configured to at least partially collimate light, and a first and at least a second set of pixel sources. The first set of pixel sources may be offset a... Agent: Michael G. Pate, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20080018642 - Volume rendering processing distribution in a graphics processing unit: An intersection of a cut plane with a proxy geometry representing a scan volume is determined with a processor. The intersection is simplified, such as identifying a quadrilateral or triangle most closely enclosing the intersection. The vertex processor of a GPU deforms a reference grid and determines Cartesian coordinates and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080018644 - Method of automatically extracting configuration approximations via nested geometric refinements: A method of extracting configurations from assemblies of CAD parts with both large and small features. The technique uses a nested set of Cartesian cells as well as adjoint-based adaptation. Small features are initially ignored and are only resolved if needed; thereby saving computer time and memory. Configurations that are... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20080018643 - Shape reconstruction using x-ray images: A method for generating a three-dimensional model of a structure based on at least one two-dimensional image of the structure includes obtaining a general three-dimensional model of the structure; determining at least one image feature from the at least one two-dimensional image; determining an orientation of the general three-dimensional model... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080018645 - Anatomical visualization and measurement system: The present invention provides an anatomical visualization and measurement system comprising a first database that comprises a plurality of 2-D slice images generated by scanning a structure. The 2-D slice images are stored in a first data format. A second database is also provided that comprises a 3-D computer model... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20080018646 - Method and software for shape representation with curve skeletons: Embodiments of the invention utilize a variational framework for computing curve skeletons (CS) of objects whose cross section is not necessary tubular. Embodiments utilize an energy function, which is proportional to some medialness function, such that the minimum cost path between any two medial voxels in the shape is a... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20080018647 - System and methods for real-time rendering of deformable geometry with global illumination: Frames of image data representative of a scene containing deformable geometry subject to global illumination are computed in real-time. Frame animation data is computed for a series of frames representative, in animated sequence, of a scene containing deformable geometry. The frame animation data includes vertex attributes of a control mesh... Agent: Gerald B Rosenberg New Tech Law

20080018648 - Systems and methods for graphical rendering: A method of rendering a graphical scene includes determining a plurality of functions that contribute to a light transport model of the scene, projecting each function of the plurality of functions into the wavelet domain, encoding basis coefficients of each function in a wavelet tree, each function being encoded in... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080018649 - Methods and apparatuses for utilizing an application on a remote device: In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses display a list representing a plurality of applications; view a status of each of the plurality of applications; view a target application as an available application from the plurality of applications; and remotely access the target application on a local device.... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20080018650 - Vector marker strokes: An apparatus, method, and article of manufacture are configured to display a vector marker stroke. A stroked fill of vector splines and polygons having faces along the spline are created based on a user input marker stroke. A stencil buffer is created indicating the number of vector faces incident at... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP

20080018651 - Method and system for capturing image frame: A method for capturing an image data from a frame buffer of a computer system takes advantage of a system management interrupt service optionally triggered. If a storage unit functions normally when the computer system fails to work normally, store the image data in the frame buffer into the storage... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080018652 - Application program interface for programmable graphics pipeline: Systems and methods that optimize GPU processing by front loading activities from a set time/binding time to creation time via enhancements to an API that configures the GPU. Such enhancements to the API include: implementing layering arrangements, employing state objects and view components for data objects; incorporating a pipeline stage... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20080018653 - Graphic card: A graphic card includes a graphic chip, an output port and a transforming apparatus. The graphic chip outputs an image signal. The transforming apparatus receives the image signal and an audio signal provided by an external source and integrates them into a video signal. And then the transforming apparatus transmits... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20080018654 - Writing board device having high-definition image display function: A writing board device having a high-definition image display function is disclosed. The writing board device includes a main body, a screen device which has a glass panel provided at an upper front portion of the main body and an image forming part provided at a rear surface of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080018655 - Organic light emitting display: For this purpose, the present invention discloses an organic light emitting display including a frame memory that stores data of one or more frames, doubles the frequency of the frame data, and repeatedly outputs the frame data; a look-up table memory that divides the frame data doubled and outputted from... Agent: Iphorgan, Ltd.

20080018656 - Lossy/lossless region-of-interest image coding: A method and apparatus for encoding digital image data wherein region of interest can be specified either before the encoding process has begun or during the encoding process (127), such that the priority of the encoder outputs are modified so as to place more emphasis on the region of interest,... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20080018657 - System and method for managing an information handling system display presentation: An information handling system display accepts manual user inputs of display presentation parameters at a local display input device and communicates the inputs to an information handling system for application of the input presentation parameters to visual information provided from the information handling system to the display. The information handling... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20080018658 - Method of optimising web page access in wireless networks: A method of optimising web page access and speeding up web page download through high-latency communications networks, such as mobile communications networks. When a user requests a web page, such page is retrieved from a web server and the image and non-image portions of the original web page are separated.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018659 - Overlaying information onto a view for electronic display: A method of overlaying information onto a view for electronic display. A scale of the view is determined. A significance of the overlay information is also determined. A display transparency of the overlay information is selected based on the determined scale and the determined significance. This method makes it possible... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20080018660 - Method and system for viewing and enhancing images: The invention relates to method and system for viewing and enhancing images on the display of a mobile device, which includes the display, memory and a processing means for bit images, and an input device for receiving bit images. A bit image is received and processed to a smaller scale... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20080018661 - Managing multi-component data: Multi-component data is managed. Pixel image data is stored in a machine readable memory device. The pixel image data is decomposed into multiple colorspace components. The multiple colorspace components are stored in one continuous machine-readable memory segment of a machine-readable memory. The machine-readable memory has one or more burst boundaries.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20080018662 - Method and apparatus for preventing or reducing color cross-talk between adjacent pixels in an image sensor device: An image sensor device formed in an integrated circuit (IC) with one or more shading structures configured to provide a predetermined shading pattern to control the locations at which light impinges on the photodiode areas of the pixels. The predetermined shading patterns preventing color cross-talk and providing the pixels with... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20080018663 - Access structure for internal memory of driving control elements: An access structure for an internal memory of driving control elements includes a transformation and compression module to transform three primary color signals of graphic data to YCbCr signals and compress the YCbCr signals, thereby to reduce storage requirement so that a given internal memory in a driving control element... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018664 - Method and system for tile binning using half-plane edge function: A tile binning method including: dividing a scene for rendering a triangle, into a plurality of tiles; determining identification values of tile nodes of each of the tiles; and identifying a tile including an entirety or a part of the triangle from the tiles, based on the identification value of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018666 - Display control apparatus: A display control apparatus that can display information which is not set to be displayed in a mode after switching, when the mode is switched. A mode of the apparatus is switched between a first mode and a second mode. Information set to be displayed in the first mode and... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20080018665 - System and method for visualizing drawing style layer combinations: One embodiment of the invention includes a method for generating a representation of a drawing style used by a computer aided design (CAD) drawing. Generally, users specify a selection a drawing style, and a CAD application may be configured to identify the style elements associated with each individual layer of... Agent: John C. Carey Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20080018667 - Photographic mapping in a simulation: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for determining a location for a virtual object on a course terrain for a course. A photographic image of the course corresponding to the location is identified. The virtual object is incorporated in a presentation of the photographic image such that the virtual... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080018668 - Image processing device and image processing method: The image processing device includes a three-dimensional generation unit (130), a spatial composition specification unit (112), an object extraction unit (122), a three-dimensional information user IF unit (131), a spatial composition user IF unit (111), and an object user IF unit (121), respectively extracts a spatial composition and an object... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20080018669 - method and system for integrated image zoom and montage: The present application discloses a method of integrating image zoom and montage. The method comprises generating a montage using at least one neighboring image while zooming-out an image; and displaying the zoomed-out image with the montage. The neighboring images may be selected depending upon various features disclosed. The method further... Agent: Peter Vogel Ge Healthcare

20080018670 - Content browsing system, content browsing method, and computer program product: A content browsing system changes a display state of a content that includes an object or the object according to zoom operation of a user, and includes an evaluation information storage unit and a display controlling unit. The evaluation information storage unit stores therein evaluation information related to the content... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20080018671 - Information display control device, navigation device, controlling method of information display control device, control program of information display control device, and computer-readable storage medium: An image data obtaining section reads out map information displayed in a display device from a map information storage section and converts the map information into image data so as to cause an image data storage memory to store the image data, and a changing display control section reads out... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20080018672 - Method for improving image stitch-in phenomenon: A method for improving image stitch-in phenomenon is disclosed. The method includes the following steps. First, at least a first gray-scale line is inserted into the position of a corresponding number of scan line(s) in a frame. Then, at least a second gray-scale line is inserted into the position of... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20080018673 - Display element having substantially equally spaced human visual system (hvs) perceived lightness levels: A display element corresponds to a display of a pixel. The display element includes a number of sub-pixel regions. Each sub-pixel region has two states, including an on state and an off state. Each sub-pixel region has an area. The display has a defined area that is turned on to... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

  
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20080012789 - Multimedia display system, multimedia display apparatus and method thereof: A multimedia display system, a multimedia display apparatus and a method thereof are provided. The multimedia display system comprises a demultiplexer, the multimedia display apparatus, and a mixer. The multimedia display apparatus comprises a first decoder, a second decoder, and an interface. The demultiplexer demultiplexes a first signal to generate... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20080012790 - Rear projection-type multi-picture display device and collective screen, optical fiber for collective screen, and flat optical fiber that are used for the display device: A rear projection multi-screen display device for preventing boundary lines from appearing on a larger screen when images are projected from multiple projectors onto screens to thereby form the large screen. The rear projection multi-screen display device 10 includes projectors 12 and a collective screen 16. The collective screen 16... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20080012791 - Lcd monitor and method for inserting black frame: An LCD monitor including M scan sections is provided for displaying one frame in one frame time. Each of the M scan section includes several scan lines. Each scan line corresponds to one pixel. A frame time includes M scan-section times corresponding to one of the M scan sections respectively.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20080012792 - Method for acquiring graphics device interface invocation by using filter driver: A method for intercepting graphics device interface invocations by using filter driver which is transparent to graphics device interface engine and real display driver is disclosed. The method comprises steps of duplicating DDI function table returned from said real display driver, modifying DDI functions of said real display driver required... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20080012793 - Plasma display apparatus using filter: The present invention relates to a plasma display apparatus including an external light blocking sheet which blocks and absorbs the external light injected from the outside, in particular, in which a pattern portion having a predetermined gap and width on a base portion prevents the external light from injecting into... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080012795 - Plasma display apparatus: Provided is a plasma display apparatus. The apparatus includes a plasma display panel having a plurality of discharge cells, and time-division driven by dividing a unit frame into a plurality of subfields, and a driver for supplying a reset signal for initializing the plurality of discharge cells to a scan... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080012796 - Plasma display apparatus and driving method thereof: A plasma display apparatus and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The plasma display apparatus includes a plasma display panel comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, and a driver for applying a plurality of sustain signals to the second electrode while applying two consecutive sustain signals to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080012797 - Gate in panel type liquid crystal display device: A Gate In Panel (GIP) type liquid crystal display device includes first and second substrates facing each other, an area between the first and second substrates including an active region for displaying images and a dummy region outside of the active region; a common line in a peripheral area of... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP Song K. Jung

20080012799 - Plasma display and driving method thereof: A plasma display is driven by dividing a plurality of row electrodes into a first row group and a second row group of row electrodes, dividing the first row group of row electrodes into a plurality of first subgroups, and dividing the second row group of row electrodes into a... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20080012798 - Plasma display apparatus and driving method of plasma display panel: Provided is a plasma display apparatus. The apparatus includes a plasma display panel having a plurality of scan electrode lines and address electrode lines, and supplying a scan signal to the scan electrode lines and supplying an address signal to the address electrode lines. The apparatus includes an inductor forming... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080012802 - Driving circuit for light-emitting diode: An exemplary driving circuit for a light-emitting diode having a positive terminal includes a resistor having first terminal and second terminal, a field-effect transistor, and a width-pulse modulation circuit. The second terminal of the resistor is connected to the positive terminal of the light-emitting diode. The field-effect transistor includes a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20080012803 - Image forming device: In an image forming device, a Light Emitting Diode (LED) head is attached to a slide member. The slide member includes a slidable base side member and a leading end side member which can move with respect to the base side member in a direction that is different from a... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20080012804 - Organic light emitting diode display and driving method thereof: In the organic light emitting diode display, a panel has a plurality of R, G, and B organic light emitting diode devices. A driving voltage source generates a driving voltage. R, G, and B organic light emitting diode devices emit light by a current from the driving voltage source. And... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20080012806 - Moving image display device and moving image display method: A moving image display device for displaying a moving image based on moving image data includes a plurality of display elements arranged in a matrix configuration and a driver configured to drive the plurality of display elements. The plurality of display elements are divided into i (where i is an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080012805 - System and method for predictive pulse modulation in display applications: System and method for using predictive pulse modulation in display applications. A preferred embodiment comprises sampling a light output of a light source, computing a usage history of the light source, and processing the samples of the light output in combination with the usage history to characterize the light source.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20080012807 - Liquid crystal display: A liquid crystal display includes a plurality of scan lines arranged in parallel, a plurality of data lines arranged in parallel and crossing the scan lines, and a plurality of switching devices respectively formed in the locations of the scan lines crossing the data lines, the switching devices connected with... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080012808 - Liquid crystal display device: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device which can obviate the generation of leaking of light and display irregularities in the vicinities of so-called dummy pixels. The liquid crystal display device includes a pair of substrates which are arranged to face each other in an opposed manner with... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20080012811 - Display device and driving method thereof: A display device includes a plurality of pixels in a matrix form, with each pixel having a switching transistor and a driving transistor, a plurality of data lines coupled with the switching transistors and providing data voltages, a plurality of driving voltage lines providing driving voltages to the drive transistors,... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080012810 - Image processing apparatus and method of the same: The invention discloses an image processing apparatus for adjusting gray levels of an image signal inputted to a flat display panel (FDP). The image processing apparatus comprises a memory unit and a processing unit. The memory unit stores a panel characteristic LUT. When receiving the image signal, the processing unit... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.

20080012812 - Electro-optical device and electronic apparatus including same: An electro-optical device includes a transistor, a data line, a pixel-potential-side capacitor electrode, a relay layer, an output line, a first and a second scanning line. The transistor includes a first and a second gate electrode. The data line is connected to the transistor via a first contact hole, The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080012815 - Substrate for electro-optical device, electro-optical device, and checking method: A substrate for an electro-optical device includes a plurality of scanning lines arranged in rows; a plurality of data lines arranged in columns and grouped into blocks, each of the blocks including n data lines, where n indicates an integer of 2 or more; a plurality of terminals that receive... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080012794 - Non-rectangular display device: A non-rectangular display device has a first set of column conductor lines and a second set of column conductor line. The first set of column conductor fines extends straight from an addressing edge of the array of pixels to another edge. The second set of column conductor lines extends between... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20080012800 - Display device: A display device with high-definition, in which display unevenness due to a voltage drop in a wiring or display unevenness due to a variation in characteristics of TFTs are suppressed. The display device of the invention comprises a first wiring for transmitting a video signal and a second wiring for... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080012801 - Display device and electronic device: The luminance of light emitting elements varies when the characteristics thereof change due to changes in environment temperature and changes with time. It is an object of the present invention to suppress the effect of the change in current value of a light emitting element due to the changes of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080012809 - Display driver integrated circuits and liquid crystal displays having the same: A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel and a display driver integrated circuit. The liquid crystal panel includes an array of pixels arranged at intersections of a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of source lines and a first gate driver. The first gate driver is connected... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080012813 - Display device and display method: In the display device and the display method of the present invention, a scanning signal line driving circuit controls falls of a scanning signal line, so as to make level shifts occurring to pixel potentials substantially uniform throughout display plane, the level shifts being caused by parasitic capacitances which parasitically... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080012814 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: A liquid crystal display for recognizing a flicker with the naked eyes in a step of inspecting a flicker in the case where a liquid crystal display is driven with a frame frequency of 120 Hz is disclosed. In the liquid crystal display, a timing controller supplies a first frame... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20080012819 - Display device and method of driving thereof: A gate driving unit connected to odd-numbered gate lines and a gate driving unit connected to even-numbered gate lines are sequentially operated, and a common voltage signal is inverted when the operation states of the two gate driving units are changed, thereby minimizing a number of changes in the voltage... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080012817 - Driving method capable of generating ac-converting signals for a display panel by setting pin levels of driving circuits and related apparatus: A driving method for a display panel generates AC-converting signals by setting pin levels of a driving circuit. Data pins of a driving circuit operating in a common mode are set according to a frequency-dividing ratio. Based on a line latch pulse signal and the data pins of the driving... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20080012816 - Shift register and display apparatus including the same: A shift register is provided, which includes: a plurality of stages sequentially outputting gate signals, each stage including: an input unit outputting a control signal based on an external signal; an output unit connected to the input unit and outputting a gate signal based on a first clock signal and... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20080012818 - Shift register, display device including shift register, method of driving shift register and method of driving display device: A shift register includes a plurality of stages connected to one another, wherein each of the plurality of stages receives a first driving voltage as an input and transmits the first driving voltage using an output signal of a previous stage according to a first scan start signal or a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20080012820 - System and method for achieving desired operation illumination condition for light emitters: A method and a system for achieving a desired operation illumination condition for a plurality of light emitters are provided. The light emitters are divided into mutually distinctive groups. The groups of light emitters are sequentially activated while maintaining the rest of groups of the light emitters in an inactivated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080012821 - Electrophoretic display and method of manufacturing thereof: A electrophoretic display is provided, which includes: a thin film transistor array panel including a plurality of data lines having a plurality of source electrodes and a plurality of drain electrodes, a plurality of organic semiconductor islands at least covering the portion of the source and the drain electrodes and... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080012823 - Input device for control of computer software designed to assist persons of reduced visual acuity: An input device designed to allow persons of reduced visual acuity to manipulate computer software providing magnification is disclosed. The device attaches to a personal computer via standard peripheral attachment, e.g., Universal Serial Bus. A single, large, lighted button on the superior surface of the device allows the activation and... Agent: Ryan Patrick Radecki

20080012822 - Motion browser: A system for causing an action on a display of a handset is provided. The system consists of a motion sensor, an interface controller, and an activation mechanism. The motion sensor is operable to detect a movement of the handset. The interface controller is operable to promote the movement detected... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20080012824 - Free-space multi-dimensional absolute pointer using a projection marker system: Methods and apparatuses for a free-space multi-dimensional absolute pointer using a projection marker system are described herein. In one embodiment, a presentation system includes, but is not limited to, a projection-based marker apparatus to project one or more optical spots on a display surface for displaying machine generated content capable... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080012826 - Haptic interface for palpation simulation: A method for interfacing a user with a computer running an application program, the computer generating a graphical environment comprising a graphical object and a graphical representation of at least a portion of a living body, comprises providing an object in communication with the computer, controlling the graphical object in... Agent: Immersion -thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

20080012825 - User interface technique for managing an active call: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a processor supported by the housing, a memory coupled to the processor, and a communications transceiver coupled to the processor. The transceiver is configured to support voice conference calling between more than two parties. A program stored in the memory and running on... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20080012827 - Method of controlling pointer in mobile terminal having pointing device: Provided is a method of controlling a pointer, such as changing between a pointer mode for activating the pointer and a search key mode for deactivating the pointer, in a mobile terminal having a pointing device. The method of controlling a pointer includes detecting movement input by the pointing device;... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080012828 - Multi-dimensional input device: A method, system and apparatus for a pointing device with multiple degrees of freedom in various embodiments is provided. In an embodiment, a pointing device is provided. The pointing device includes a chassis and at least one center push button mounted on the chassis. The pointing device further includes a... Agent: Technology & Intellectual Property Strategies Group PC (dba Tips Group)

20080012829 - Device for controlling a computer mouse-type cursor: The inventive device for controlling a computer mouse-type cursor relates to computer engineering and consists of a unit for reading out an identifier coding data, a mouse controller and control keys connected to the first and second outputs thereof. Said read out unit is provided with a channel for a... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20080012830 - Handheld electronic device and associated method employing a multiple-axis input device and elevating the priority of certain text disambiguation results when entering text into a special input field: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output, but... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20080012836 - Electronic device, recording medium and method: Methods, computer program products, computing and printing systems for improved screen display and touch input, where an operation/display unit comprises a screen display unit such as a LCD; a touch location detection unit, which is a touch panel that accepts a user's touch operation; a touch decision unit that determines... Agent: Kyocera Technology Development Intellectual Property Administration

20080012835 - Hover and touch detection for digitizer: A method and system for tracking a hover event on a digitizer sensor that treats hover and touch events differently comprises configuring at least one parameter of the digitizer sensor for hover tracking; wherein the at least one parameter is configured differently than for touch tracking, and detecting a pattern... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.

20080012834 - Key button using lcd window: Provided is a key button of an electronic device including a liquid crystal display (LCD) module. The key button includes a case frame having an opening for displaying, wherein the opening is formed in a position in which an LCD module is installed; an LCD window formed of a transparent... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080012831 - Laptop computer system having extended touch-pad functionality and a method for producing the laptop computer system having extended touch-pad functionality: A laptop computer system having extended touch-pad functionality and a method for producing the laptop computer system having extended touch-pad functionality are provided. The laptop computer system includes a touch-pad having a first portion parallel and adjacent to a second portion. The touch-pad is configured for at least one of,... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20080012832 - Multi-function touchpad: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for providing a touch-sensor device. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving absolute positioning data indicative of movement of a presence of a conductive object across a touch sensor pad in one of a plurality of directions relative to a function point. In... Agent: Daniel E. Ovanezian Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20080012833 - Operator control element for a device, in particular a medical device: The invention relates to an operating element for operating a device, especially an X-ray apparatus, in the form of a touch screen, said touch screen has a touch sensitive screen surface an is provided with a calibration routine for calibrating the touch screen. The invention is characterized in that during... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080012837 - Touch pad for handheld device: A touch pad system is disclosed. The system includes mapping the touch pad into native sensor coordinates. The system also includes producing native values of the native sensor coordinates when events occur on the touch pad. The system further includes filtering the native values of the native sensor coordinates based... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20080012838 - User specific recognition of intended user interaction with a digitizer: A method and system for recognition of an intended user interaction with a digitizer is provided, the method comprising characterizing an intended user interaction input signals of a specific user, storing at least one characterization criterion from the characterization, and determining if a subsequently detected input signals meets the at... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.

20080012839 - Integrated personal information management system: An integrated personal information management system is described. In one embodiment, for example, an integrated personal information management system is described that comprises: a receptacle holding at least one paper page that is capable of receiving pen strokes from a digital pen; a digital pen for recording pen strokes when... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20080012841 - Display device, control device of display drive circuit, and driving method of display device: In a display device of the present invention, during a period until the start of outputting display data from a source driver, a timing control ASIC generates a gate start pulse signal GSP and a first pulse CK1 of a gate clock signal GCK, with reference to the timing of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080012840 - Liquid crystal display device and liquid crystal display driving circuit: A gradation voltage adjustment section for increasing a positive gradation voltage VHX of an X-th gradation and a negative gradation voltage of the X-th gradation so that the increment corresponds to a charge pull-in amount ΔV is provided in a gradation voltage generation circuit of each source driver. In at... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080012842 - Image display device comprising first and second gate driver circuits formed on single substrate: A first gate driver circuit scans gate lines in one direction, and has its gate pulse output stages capable of having high impedance in response to an external signal. A second gate driver circuit scans gate lines in one but different direction from the first gate driver circuit, and has... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080012843 - D/a converter circuit, liquid crystal driving circuit, and liquid crystal device: A digital-to-analog converter circuit is configured to convert an m-bit digital signal into an analog signal. The circuit includes a bit voltage generator convert each bit of segmented n-bit units of the digital signal into a first voltage or a second voltage, first capacitors each configured to store the voltage... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20080012844 - Display apparatus current discharging method: A display apparatus current discharging method, includes steps of: providing a potential difference between a first line and a second line; switching on a first switching element; generating a voltage drop of a resistance element having a first end and a second end; switching on a second switching element; providing... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080012845 - Lcd display and backlight apparatus and driving method thereof: The backlight apparatus includes a light source module having a plurality of light sources connected in series, and a power supply module which generates a driving signal for driving the light source module according a synchronous control signal. A first switch is disposed between the light source module and power... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20080012847 - Creating character for animation: A computer-implemented method for creating a character for an animation includes modifying a first polygonal geometric structure, having a specific form, to generate a second polygonal geometric structure having another form. The first polygonal geometric structure is associated with a definition of multiple points relative to vertices on the first... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20080012846 - Virtual education system for mounter and method for controlling the same: A virtual education system for a mounter and a method for controlling the same are provided to teach users how to manipulate the mounter through virtual models (animation or simulation models) of the mounter so that they learn how to manipulate it through the same operation procedures and methods as... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080012848 - Video buttons for a stage lighting console: Video buttons controlling stage lights. Each of the buttons includes a video part, which displays either video or an image that previews the function that is carried out by the button when it is pressed. The buttons can be full-color buttons that show full color videos. An array of buttons... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris

20080012849 - Video buttons for a stage lighting console: Video buttons controlling stage lights. Each of the buttons includes a video part, which displays either video or an image that previews the function that is carried out by the button when it is pressed. The buttons can be full-color buttons that show full color videos. An array of buttons... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris

20080012851 - System and method for automatic 3d scan data alignment: An automated mechanism that identifies and defines a global coordinate system that is most appropriate for a collection of raw 3D scan data used to form a mesh model is discussed. More specifically, a coordinate system is identified that is able to minimize the total sum of deviation error while... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20080012850 - Three-dimensional imaging system using optical pulses, non-linear optical mixers and holographic calibration: A three dimensional imaging system is disclosed which includes a three dimensional display (12), three-dimensional calibration equipment (16), and one or more two-dimensional (15) or three dimensional (14) image scanners. The three-dimensional display (12) uses optical pulses (32a-32k) and a non linear optical mixer (18) to display a three-dimensional image... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20080012852 - Volume rendering processing distribution in a graphics processing unit: An intersection of a cut plane with a proxy geometry representing a scan volume is determined with a processor. The intersection is simplified, such as identifying a quadrilateral or triangle most closely enclosing the intersection. The vertex processor of a GPU deforms a reference grid and determines Cartesian coordinates and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080012853 - Generating mesh from implicit surface: A computer-implemented method for generating a mesh from an implicit surface for use in animation includes obtaining a first data collection that corresponds to an implicit surface included in a spatial domain, wherein a mesh is to be created for the implicit surface. The method includes recursively subdividing the spatial... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20080012854 - Rewritable compression of triangulated data: A digital representation having a data structure with tessellated data defining an object in terms of triangles is compressed by analyzing the tessellated data to identify neighboring triangles, identifying stripes comprising series of neighboring triangles, redefining a given triangle with respect to a preceding triangle in the stripe in terms... Agent: M.h.k.k.g., P.C. / Adobe Systems Incorporated

20080012855 - Sparse collaborative computer aided diagnosis: A method for modeling an image for multiple tasks includes providing an image with n image features, providing an indicator matrix which has m non-zero components corresponding to the m features selected from the n features, constructing a model of the image using the m selected features for each specific... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080012856 - Perception-based quality metrics for volume rendering: Perception-based visual quality metrics are used in volume rendering. A perception-based visual quality metric is measured from one or more three-dimensional representations. For example, people tend to notice edges, so a numeric value representing the noticeable edges is calculated. The perception-based metric is used for developing volume renderers, calibrating across... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20080012858 - Image processing method and computer readable medium for image processing: Shading coefficient β1 is acquired with respect to a gradient vector G of a surface of a polyp and a direction S of a virtual ray (β1=|G·S| [· is inner product]). For example, using a conversion function f using a look-up table (LUT), the shading coefficient β1 is converted into... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080012857 - Systems and methods for graphical rendering: A method of rendering a graphical scene includes determining a plurality of functions that contribute to a light transport model of a scene, factoring the plurality of functions into a set of fixed functions and one varying function, determining a first radiance transfer vector that represents the product of the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080012859 - Relayout of all or part of a graph in association with a change in state of a graph element: A computer implemented method, apparatus and computer program product for adjusting a graph. A modification to a first object in the graph is determined in which the first object has a position relative to a second object in the graph. The second object in the graph is repositioned, without user... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20080012860 - Apparatus, method and computer program for determining information about shape and/or location of an ellipse in a graphical image: An apparatus for determining information about shape and/or location of an ellipse includes a coordinate determination means for determining two coordinates of a first ellipse point representing a point of the ellipse located furthest in the first direction, and for determining two coordinates of a second ellipse point representing a... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20080012861 - Apparatus and method for improved measurement speed in test and measurement instruments: An apparatus for measuring a parameter of a digitized signal including a digitizer to digitize an input signal into a digitized signal, a rasterizer to generate a raster image from the digitized input signal, a processor to receive the raster image, and a control interface to receive an input control... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.

20080012862 - Simplifying complex characters to maintain legibility: Methods, systems, and computer program products for adding hinting instructions to a character in order to improve a character bitmap produced from an outline of the character at a certain size and output resolution when the character outline is scan converted. A character is retrieved to be output. A determination... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20080012863 - Product visualization and interaction systems and methods thereof: A method and system for displaying one or more products includes displaying a virtual, three-dimensional view of at least one product on a display system, selecting at least one action with the virtual, three-dimensional view of the product, and displaying a three-dimensional animation of the selected action with the product... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20080012864 - Image processing apparatus and method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. An area designating unit designates an area to be processed from an input image. A delay amount setting unit sets an amount of delay in the area to be processed according to a distance from a reference position in the image. An... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080012865 - System and method of animating a character through a single person performance: A method of animating a computer generated character in real-time through a single person performance is disclosed. The method provides a mobile input device configured to receive a hand puppetry movement as an input from a performer. Further, the method provides a motion capture device that includes a plurality of... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC

20080012866 - System and method of producing an animated performance utilizing multiple cameras: A real-time method for producing an animated performance is disclosed. The real-time method involves receiving animation data, the animation data used to animate a computer generated character. The animation data may comprise motion capture data, or puppetry data, or a combination thereof. A computer generated animated character is rendered in... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC

20080012867 - System and method for representing operation information: A system and a method for representing operation information of a first subsystem while a second subsystem is still running are provided. At least one of the first subsystem and the second subsystem is a multimedia subsystem or an optical storage subsystem. A memory stores the operation information of the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20080012868 - Multimedia playback system, multimedia data reproduction apparatus, and method thereof: A multimedia data reproduction apparatus comprises the following: a resizer for resizing a decoded multimedia data according to information corresponding to a display definition; a memory for storing the resized multimedia data; and a memory controller for allocating the memory to store the resized multimedia data according to the information.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20080012869 - Rotated rendering and locking support for tablet computers and portrait displays: Apparatus, systems and methods for handling portrait mode oriented display surfaces without requiring expensive hardware in the display sub-system are disclosed. For example, an apparatus is disclosed such that the rendering of graphics data to the portrait mode display surfaces is redirected at rendering time such that there is no... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20080012870 - Color correction of digital video images using a programmable graphics processing unit: A system which utilizes the processing capabilities of the graphics processing unit (GPU) in the graphics controller. Each frame of each video stream or track is decoded into a buffer and a color profile indicating parameters of the color space of the video source is associated with the buffer. The... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP

20080012871 - System and method for managing compressed graphic image data: Compressed graphic image data files, such as Compressed ARC (Arc-second Raster Chart/map) Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG) map files for a region of interest, are stored in blocks of memory (nodes) preferably arranged as a linked list. Portions of files containing data for an area of interest including an image of... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20080012873 - Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image capturing apparatus to capture an image of a subject includes an extracting unit configured to extract a character area image of an area including a character from a captured subject image; a converting unit configured to convert the character area image in accordance with a first predetermined method;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080012872 - System for real-time processing changes between video content in disparate formats: A modular video processing system and methodology for processing a plurality of video assets having different asset properties in real-time to a common format compatible with a display device is described. The system includes a plurality of pipelined video processing modules wherein each operational pipelined video processing module performs a... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20080012874 - Dynamic selection of high-performance pixel shader code based on check of restrictions: Apparatus, systems and methods for the dynamic selection of high-performance pixel shader code based on check of restrictions are disclosed. For example, a method is disclosed including receiving a graphics primitive for rendering, determining whether the graphics primitive satisfies a restriction, and selecting from at least two versions of rendering... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20080012875 - Initialization of color appearance model: The present invention provides for initializing a color appearance model (CAM) for use in a color management system (CMS), the CMS for performing an imaging task. Initialization parameters for the CAM are determined. The initialization parameters are based on information from a device profile and/or a viewing condition profile. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080012876 - Method and apparatus for generating a color reference for a print image: A method and apparatus for generating a color reference for an image to be printed for visualizing the same on a true-color monitor is disclosed. Lower-resolution image data are generated from high-resolution raster data for the image to be printed which are obtained from page description data for the image... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20080012877 - Method and system for providing edge antialiasing: A system and method for generating a graphical image on a display is disclosed. The graphical image is generated from data describing at least one object. The display includes a plurality of positions. Each of the plurality of positions has an area. The system and method include determining if a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20080012878 - Processing of computer graphics: A graphics processing platform includes a rasteriser 50 that receives primitives representing an image to be displayed for processing. The rasteriser 50 determines which sets of sampling points of the image include sampling points that are covered by a given primitive, and then generates a fragment for rendering for each... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080012879 - Non-linear image mapping using a plurality of non-coplanar clipping planes: A display processing system for providing video signals for displaying an image is provided. The display processing system comprises input channels for receiving a plurality of component images, each component image being a portion of the complete image for display, the image data of each component image being defined by... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080012882 - Digital filter and image processing apparatus using the same: An over-sampling unit 2 that over-samples inputted sequential respective sample values to be N sample values and an FIR filter unit 3 that applies filter processing to the over-sampled respective sample values using coefficients formed by a sequence of numerical values (1/2N2, 3/2N2, 5/2N2, . . . , (N−3)/2N2, (N−1)/2N2,... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20080012881 - Enlargement of font characters: A character within a font is enlarged to a desired size by first determining whether the font contains existing or predefined variants of the character having the desired size. If no appropriately sized variant exists, the enlarged character is assembled from a plurality of component glyphs that are stored with... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20080012880 - Graphics items that extend outside a background perimeter: Described herein are methods and systems that allow a user to reposition or size a graphics item or background such that a portion of the graphics item resides outside the background. This permits tailored operating spaces based on user preference and allowable conditions, which are particularly useful with display devices... Agent: William J. Plut Honeywood Technologies, LLC

20080012883 - Display apparatus and display driving method for effectively eliminating the occurrence of a moving image false contour: A display apparatus displaying gray scale by using a subfield method has a main path, a sub path, a switch circuit, a motion region detection circuit, a first judging circuit, a level detection circuit, a motion detection correction circuit, and a second judging circuit. The switch circuit outputs a first... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

  
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20080007481 - Digital photo frame having dual display panels: A digital photo frame having dual display panels of the present invention includes a frame body, a foot, a microprocessor, an output and input interface, an external connecting storage device, a multiplexer, a first buffer unit, a second buffer unit, a third buffer unit, a first display panel, a second... Agent: Frenkel & Associates

20080007482 - Display apparatus and electronic apparatus having the display apparatus: A display apparatus comprising a display portion capable of simultaneously displaying a first image and a second image, the first image being viewable from a position in a first view angle and the second image being viewable from a position in a second view angle, wherein the display apparatus has... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007484 - Option display device, option display method, and computer product: In an information processing device, a display control unit arranges one of options at a predetermined center position, while arranging others radially around the center option, and displays the options in a selectable manner. Before a user provides input through an input unit by operating an arrow key, a cursor... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080007485 - Wireless connection device and wireless communication device: To make it easy to specify a terminal (wireless communication device) connected to an access point (wireless connection device) by performing display corresponding to the access point to which the terminal is connected. A wireless connection device reads, from a storage unit, specified information for designating a display mode for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080007489 - Apparatus for driving plasma display panel: A driving apparatus for applying a data signal to each of a plurality of address electrodes of a plasma display panel is disclosed. The driving apparatus includes a plurality of data integrated circuits (ICs) that apply the data signal to the address electrodes depending on input data, and a plurality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007490 - Plasma display apparatus with improvement in supply of sustain voltage: A plasma display apparatus includes a display panel in which display cells are constituted at least by a set of electrodes including first electrodes extending in a first direction, second electrodes extending in the first direction, and third electrodes extending in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080007491 - Mirror having a field emission information display: A mirror having a field emission information display includes a semitransmitting reflecting mirror body for a rear vision mirror installed in the car, a field emission unit, a control unit, and a satellite navigation module. The field emission unit is installed in the semitransmitting reflecting mirror body. The control unit... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080007496 - Display device and method of driving a display device: An electroluminescent display device is provided that includes a panel having a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines and a plurality of pixels formed at cross areas of the scan lines and data lines. A driving circuit may be provided to drive scan signals on the scan... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080007498 - Apparatus and method for creating a crowd-based visual display with pixels that move independently: The present invention provides a light-emitting apparatus and a method by which a crowd-based display is created wherein each light-emitting apparatus represents one of many independently moving pixels in the crowd-based display. This invention also provides methods, both internal and external to the light-emitting apparatus, by which the visual display... Agent: Clements Walker

20080007497 - Control circuit and method for controlling light emitting diodes: A control circuit for controlling light emitting diodes comprises a switch for turning on or off a string of light emitting diodes. A combiner generates a control signal from a data signal and a noise signal. A sigma delta modulator receives the control signal and a clock signal with a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080007501 - Display system: One embodiment of a display system includes a rotational actuator that defines a rotational axis, an image shifter mounted on the rotational actuator for rotation about the rotational axis, the image shifter including an image shifting surface positioned non-perpendicular to the rotational axis, and a light modulator that projects a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080007502 - Liquid crystal display bias generator: A liquid crystal display (LCD) bias generator generates a plurality of bias voltages, e.g., four bias voltages, needed to drive a segmented LCD. The LCD bias generator has a voltage generator, e.g., charge pump, that may generate a most positive voltage, e.g., substantially equal to or more positive than VDD,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Attention Of: Paul N. Katz

20080007503 - Gamma voltage generation circuit: A gamma-voltage generation circuit is arranged to output groups of gamma voltages. The circuit has a resister string and several switches. The resistor string has several resistors connected in series and is grouped into several segments, wherein each of the segments provides one of the gamma voltages. The switches respectively... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20080007505 - Driving apparatus, liquid crystal display comprising the driving apparatus and method of driving the liquid crystal display: A driving apparatus includes a timing controller, a gate driver, and a pulse width controller. The timing controller generates a gate output enable signal having a width which is used for defining on-voltage widths of gate driving signals. The gate driver sequentially outputs the gate driving signals corresponds to a... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20080007506 - Liquid crystal display and driving method thereof: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display including a plurality of pixel units defined by scanning lines and data lines. Each pixel unit includes two sub-pixels. Each sub-pixel includes a storage capacitor. The two storage capacitors in a pixel unit are connected to different voltage sources to modify the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007483 - Displaying unit, optical guide plate, and information device: The present invention relates to a displaying unit using a display panel and provides a reinforcing configuration that reinforces an optical guide plate without impairing a degree of freedom in the back space of the optical guide plate. A displaying unit includes an optical guide plate that guides light of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20080007486 - Display device and electronic device: A display device includes: a first display unit that provides a light emitting display by individually controlling a light emitting quantity for each pixel; and a second display unit that allows either a transmitting state for transmitting ambient light or a reflecting state for reflecting the ambient light to be... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007487 - Method and apparatus of driving a plasma display panel: The present invention relates to a plasma display panel, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for driving a plasma display panel. According to a first embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method for driving a PDP including the steps of dividing two frame data items... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080007488 - Plasma display panel: A plasma display panel with an improved sustain electrode structure and capable of enhancing optical efficiency includes: a rear substrate; address electrodes arranged in a predetermined pattern on the rear substrate; a lower dielectric layer arranged to cover the address electrodes; barrier ribs arranged on the lower dielectric layer; phosphors... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

20080007493 - Image display: An image display is provided with a display area including pixels, each including illuminating means. A control circuit turns the illuminating means of the pixels on and off. A capacitance is provided having a first node connected to an input terminal of the control circuit. A display signal voltage generation... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20080007492 - Oled display: An OLED display includes a pixel having a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, a third sub-pixel, and a fourth sub-pixel, each of which displays a different color, a gate line for transmitting gate signals to the pixel, a data line for transmitting data signals to the pixel, a first driving... Agent: Frank Chau

20080007494 - Organic light emitting diode display device and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting diode display device for changing a gamma reference voltage step by step in accordance with an image brightness of a current frame to reduce damage with which the organic light emitting diode and the driving transistor thereof are applied is disclosed. In the organic light emitting... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20080007495 - Organic light emitting display and driving method thereof: An organic light emitting display includes column lines for receiving a drive current, each column line belonging to one of groups. Row lines are for receiving a scan signal. Organic light emitting diodes of pixels are at crossings of the row and column lines. A data driver includes a common... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20080007499 - Display device: An active matrix type display device includes array having pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns matrix form, each pixel circuit includes a current-driven diode type light-emitting element and a plurality of thin-film transistor for controlling the diode type light-emitting element; a data line provided for each column of the... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20080007500 - Driving apparatus, led head and image forming apparatus: A common data line serially connects a first dot memory group and a second dot memory group in layout order of driven devices so as to form each pair. First word lines are connected to the first dot memory group. Second word lines are connected to the second dot memory... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080007504 - Liquid crystal display apparatus and testing method for liquid crystal display apparatus: Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display apparatus, including, a pixel array section, a first data line, a second data line, a writing unit, a voltage supply control unit, a data line short-circuiting unit, a reading out unit, and a testing unit.... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. C/o Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20080007507 - Liquid crystal display device performing both image display mode and fingerprint recognition mode: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display device of novel construction, in which a fingerprint recognition device is integrally formed with the liquid crystal display device, thereby minimizing the increase in the price and size of a final product. The liquid crystal display device comprises an image display panel and a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20080007508 - Display data receiving circuit and display panel driver: A display data receiving circuit of the present invention includes a PLL circuit 25 which generates internal clock signal ICLK having an integral multiple of the frequency of differential clock signals CLK and /CLK in response to differential clock signals CLK and /CLK, and a serial/parallel conversion circuit 23 which... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20080007511 - Image display device and image display method: A light beam control element 101b limits a viewing area of images composed of light emitted from a light source array 101a. Here, a terminal position detection sensor 102 or an observer position detection sensor 103 detects a relative positional relationship between the observer's eye observing the image formed by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080007514 - Liquid crystal display device and driving method of liquid crystal display device: Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display device formed by laminating at least two first and second liquid crystal panels, the liquid crystal panels being each formed by disposing a liquid crystal layer between two transparent substrates arranged so as to be opposed to each other and two-dimensionally arranging pixels... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20080007512 - Liquid crystal display device, driving control circuit and driving method used in same device: A liquid crystal display device capable of improving quality of moving images is provided. Each LED (Light Emitting Diode) block is turned ON according to a response of a liquid crystal corresponding to a light emitting region and the brightest gray level is detected for each of red (R), green... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007515 - Liquid crystal display having a light sensor for adjusting luminance according to ambient light: An exemplary liquid crystal display (200) includes a liquid crystal panel (240), which includes a thin film transistor (TFT) substrate (245) having a display region (2451) and a non-display region (2452), a TFT array being formed at the display region; a light sensor (241) simultaneously formed on the TFT substrate... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20080007509 - Multi-colored led backlight with color-compensated clusters near edge: Various techniques are described for improving the color uniformity across a backlight for backlighting an LCD. In one embodiment, the backlight uses rows of red, green, and blue LEDs in a mixing chamber. The LEDs are arranged in clusters, such as GRBG or GBRG, each cluster having an associated white... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP

20080007510 - System and method for driving light emitters of backlight module using current mixing: A system and a method for driving light emitters of a liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight module is disclosed. The system drives the light emitters by supplying a constant current and a pulse width modulated current to an individual light emitter, the pulse width modulated current being determined in accordance... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080007513 - Information processing apparatus and control method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a displaying unit including a display panel, a drive circuit for driving a white pixel, an illumination unit, and an inverter supplying a boosted driving power to the illumination unit, a power supply which supplies the inverter the driving power corresponding... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080007516 - Template type electrophoretic display and method of manufacturing the same: An electrophoretic display and a method of manufacturing the electrophoretic display are provided. The electrophoretic display includes an lower electrode formed on an under layer, an lower electrode protection layer formed on the lower electrode, an insulating template formed on the lower electrode protection layer and having a plurality of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080007518 - Conductive polymer coating with improved aging stability:

20080007517 - Electrical damping system: An electrical damping system provides damping over a wide range of frequencies including high frequencies. The system includes a resistance in parallel with an electric motor or series connected resistance and capacitance in parallel with the electric motor. In another embodiment, an electrical damping system is provided for a motor... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20080007520 - Inputting device for refrigerator: An inputting device for a refrigerator, comprises: a display having one or more button regions; and an optical sensor for sensing the button region selected by a user according to whether optical signals have been shielded; and a controller for receiving a signal indicating the sensed state from the optical... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007521 - User interface for visually impaired people: A user interface enables a visually impaired person to operate a multifunctional system. The user interface includes a plurality of tactile selection elements that enable selection of options, a tactile guiding structure that enables leading of an object to the tactile selection elements, and an audible assisting device that reads... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007519 - Variable gain mouse: A motion capture device for communicating with a host device in order to input captured motion. The device includes an amplifier module structured to weight displacement measurements by a gain, and an adjustment module structured to adjust the gain as a function of a speed of the capture device.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20080007525 - Modifiable mouse with a biased switch and a method for modifying a mouse: There is provided a mouse for a computer including at least one biased short throw flip-switch located at an opening at a face (either at a top or side face) of the mouse, where the biased short throw flip-switch maintains reach at one consistent position and allows a user of... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20080007527 - Modifiable mouse with a biased switch and a method for modifying a mouse: There is provided a mouse for a computer including at least one biased short throw flip-switch located at an opening at a face (either at a top or side face) of the mouse, where the biased short throw flip-switch maintains reach at one consistent position and allows a user of... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20080007524 - Mouse capable of horizontal scrolling: A mouse with horizontal scrolling is provided. An auxiliary button is installed besides the basic buttons of the mouse. The auxiliary button can be pressed in coordination with the horizontal movement of the mouse for specific operation. The auxiliary button further cooperates with a function control unit built inside the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080007526 - Optical navigation sensor with variable tracking resolution: One embodiment relates to a method of sensing motion of an optical sensor relative to a surface. A first resolution and a second resolution are set. Measurement signals are obtained from a sensor array, and the motion of the optical sensor relative to the surface is tracked using the measurement... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto, LLP

20080007523 - Wireless mouse: A wireless mouse includes a housing, a wireless signal receiver, a power switch, a carrier seat and a push-push element. The power switch is arranged inside the housing and includes a triggering part. The carrier seat is movably installed inside the housing for carrying the wireless signal receiver thereon and... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20080007522 - Multiple-evaluator input device: A system for controlling a software application employing a plurality of soft evaluators of at least first and second types. Each soft evaluator is (i) displayed as a graphical item and (ii) represents an interface for controlling a function in the software application. The system includes an input device and... Agent: Mendelsohn And Associates, P.C.

20080007528 - Trackball system and method for a mobile data processing device: A computer-implemented system and method for navigating through a plurality of graphical elements with a trackball. For example, a method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: detecting a substantially vertical motion on the trackball when a first element is selected; and responsively selecting either (a) a second element... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080007529 - Touch sensor: A touch sensor includes a keyboard having a key defining a touch sensing location, and control circuitry associated with the key. The control circuitry includes a transistor, and the key controls the transistor based on a touch event. A pulse signal generator is connected to the control circuitry and generates... Agent: Helen O. Wolstoncroft Tyco Electronics Corporation

20080007530 - Handheld electronic device and associated method employing a multiple-axis input device and outputting a currently selected variant at a text input location during text disambiguation: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output, but... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20080007531 - Keyboard with application program and execution function: The present invention provides a keyboard with application program and capable of execution function by itself, comprising: at least one set of keyboard numeric code information, including Windows front numeric code information and executable file path numeric code information; at least one hotkey, with each hotkey corresponding to the keyboard... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20080007536 - Apparatus for driving a touch pad and a portable terminal having the same: An apparatus for driving a touchpad of a portable terminal including a second control unit controlling the touchpad in an active mode is provided. The apparatus includes a sensor unit for generating interrupt signals when pressure on the touchpad is sensed, a first control unit for outputting activating signals to... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20080007533 - Capacitance sensing electrode with integrated i/o mechanism: A touch sensing device is disclosed. The touch sensing device includes one or more multifunctional nodes each of which represents a single touch pixel. Each multifunctional node includes a touch sensor with one or more integrated I/O mechanisms. The touch sensor and integrated I/O mechanisms share the same communication lines... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20080007532 - Touch-sensitive pad capable of detecting depressing pressure: A touch-sensitive pad capable of detecting depressing pressure aims to detect different depressing pressure of a user's finger to confirm a depressing action. It includes at least a touch-sensitive pad, a piezoelectric ceramic pad and a voltage detection circuit. The touch-sensitive pad can detect and get a signal resulting from... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell

20080007534 - Touch-sensor with shared capacitive sensors: A method and apparatus to implement a touch-sensor device using shared capacitive sensors. The apparatus includes a first plurality of sensor elements coupled together, a second plurality of sensor elements coupled together independently of the first plurality of sensor elements, and a third plurality of sensor elements coupled together independently... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080007538 - Display device equipped with a touch panel: A display device equipped with a touch panel may include a device chassis provided with an opening section, a display panel having a display surface disposed accessible through the opening section, a touch panel disposed on the display surface of the display panel and capable at least of selecting a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080007539 - Mutual capacitance touch sensing device: A mutual capacitive touch sensing device is disclosed. The touch sensing device includes a mutual capacitive sensing controller having a plurality of distinct drive lines and a plurality of distinct sense lines; a source for driving a current or voltage separately though each drive line; and a mutual capacitance sensing... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Nova

20080007537 - Resistive touch pad with multiple regions of sensitivity: A touch pad for a data processing system that includes a first film and an electrically conductive first thin film above the first film, a plurality of electrically non-conductive spacer dots above the first thin film, a second electrically conductive thin film above the plurality of spacer dots, and a... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.

20080007535 - Touch panel having only two voltage input terminals: An exemplary touch panel (2) includes a first input layer (21) having an output terminal, and a second input layer (22) parallel to the first input layer. The second input layer includes a first electrical set, a second electrical set, a mesh circuit, and a switch circuit. The first electrical... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20080007540 - Optical touchpad system and waveguide for use therein: An optical touchpad system is disclosed that may be easily integrated into a variety of applications. One feature of the optical touchpad system that may contribute to this versatility may be the ability of the optical touchpad system to function in the same manner independent from a topology and/or opacity... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007541 - Optical touchpad system and waveguide for use therein: An optical touchpad system that includes a waveguide having a plurality of waveguide layers. For example, the waveguide may include an intervening layer, a signal layer, and/or other layers. The intervening layer may be defined by a first surface, a second surface and a substantially transparent material having a first... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007542 - Optical touchpad with three-dimensional position determination: An optical touchpad that may be able to provide accurate, reliable information about the position of an object in three-dimensions. The optical touchpad may enable a determination as to whether the object is engaged with the touchpad or hovering just above the touchpad. When the object is in contact with... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007543 - Auto-gain switching module for acoustic touch systems: An apparatus for processing signals received from an acoustic touch surface comprises an analog input receiving an analog input signal having a signal level. The analog input signal comprises data indicative of a touch location on a touch surface. A plurality of gain elements receive the analog input signal and... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation

20080007544 - Display driving device, display device and method for driving display device: A display driving device is provided, which can solve the problem of stripes occurring on a display panel when accompanied with a system, such as a notebook computer system, upon booting. The display driving device includes a single-channel pulse width modulation circuit, a boost-lowering voltage circuit, a delay circuit, and... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080007545 - Output circuit in a driving circuit and driving method of a display device: An output circuit whose outputting signals having large voltage swing by using switches with low voltage tolerance is provided. The output circuit includes: operation amplifiers, receiving positive input voltage and negative input voltages, respectively; transmission gates, passing output signals from the operation amplifiers, respectively; switch transistors, passing output signals from... Agent: Jiawei Huang J.c. Patents, Inc.

20080007546 - Active matrix display device: To reduce variation in characteristics of a voltage-current conversion circuit for supplying a data signal to a data line for driving a transistor arranged in a pixel of an organic EL display device. A voltage-current conversion circuit in a data driver for driving a transistor arranged in a pixel comprises... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20080007547 - Pixel circuit, image display apparatus, driving method therefor and driving method of electronic device: A pixel circuit has a light emitting element and a driver electrically connected to the light emitting element. A reverse bias voltage is applied to the driver to reduce a shift amount of a threshold voltage of the driver.... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20080007548 - Image display apparatus, and method for removing discharge of the same: An image display apparatus and a method for removing discharge of the same are provided. The image display apparatus includes: a driving voltage adjusting unit that adjusts a driving voltage according to a selected discharge removal value; a ramp voltage adjusting unit for adjusting a ramp voltage according to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007549 - Multiple video signals coexisting system and method thereof: Disclosed is a multiple video signals coexisting system and method thereof. The multiple video signals coexisting system includes a second switch and a first switch. The first switch outputs a portion of a first video signal and a portion of a second video signal from a plurality of video signals... Agent: Madson & Austin

20080007550 - Current driven display for displaying compressed video: A display is configured to display compressed video. The display includes a current driven display unit comprising light sources and a resistor coupled to each light source. Each resistor coupled to each light source has a conductivity related to a coefficient or partial coefficient of a transformation method.... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc. Law Department Ab2

20080007551 - Flat panel display and driving method of the same: Provided is a flat panel display and a method for driving the same. The flat panel display comprises a substrate, a pixel part having a plurality of sub-pixels formed on the substrate; and a data driver supplying to the pixel part data signals and charge signals containing charge values that... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080007552 - Field changeable rendering system for a computing device: One embodiment of a field changeable rendering system includes an output device interfaced to a motherboard, a fixed rendering device mounted to the motherboard for generating information to be output on said output device, a connector for attaching a field-changeable rendering card to the motherboard, said field-changeable rendering card capable... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20080007553 - Analyzing apparatus, model creating method, and computer product: A mesh is placed over an image of an element thereby dividing the image (element) into a plurality of solids. Each of the solids is then divided equally into the even number of parts. Inclusion-ratio determination-points, which are points where the straight lines and the mesh intercross, are decided. Moreover,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080007555 - Dynamic plot on plot displays: A method and apparatus for simultaneously displaying secondary data with primary data using an interactive display system. The invention allows for a user to generate views of the secondary data alongside or superimposed on a graph of the primary data. The method and apparatus may be used to display test... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20080007554 - Two dimensional user interface for multidimensional data analysis: Multiple two dimensional graphs are combined into a single two dimensional graph wherein correlations between dimensions are maintained. Dimensions in the graph can be superimposed on each other and displayed while maintaining the two dimensional format. This enables the two dimensional graph to be converted to three or more dimensions... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC

20080007556 - System and method for placing thematically-related clusters into a display: A system and method for determining a spatial arrangement of thematically-related clusters is provided. A convex cluster is selected from a set of convex clusters, which each include shared concepts and terms. A center of mass is determined for the selected convex cluster. An anchor point including at least one... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20080007557 - Method and apparatus for managing animation data of an interactive disc: A method, apparatus medium for reproducing animation data using an enhanced navigation player are provided. According to an embodiment, the method comprises receiving first graphic information that comprises animation data from a first source, the first graphic information being associated with audio/video (A/V) data and comprising a MNG (Multimedia Network... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007558 - Method and apparatus for managing animation data of an interactive disc: A method and apparatus for reproducing image data are provided. According to an embodiment the method comprises receiving PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file from an enhanced storage medium or a content server, the PNG file comprising an image data preceded by an image header and followed by an image trailer,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007559 - Apparatus, method and a computer program product for providing a unified graphics pipeline for stereoscopic rendering: A device for rendering to multiple viewpoints of a stereoscopic display is provided. The device includes vertex shaders which receive vertices corresponding to primitives and process viewpoint dependent information. The device also includes a primitive replication unit which replicates primitives according to a number of viewpoints supported by the stereoscopic... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20080007560 - Parameter compaction in tile based rendering device: A method and apparatus for managing memory usage for three-dimensional computer graphics systems are provided. A scene which is textured and shaded in the system is divided into a plurality of rectangular areas , each comprising a plurality of picture elements in the scene. For each rectangular area a list... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20080007561 - Cpu mode-based cache allocation for image data: An apparatus includes a central processing unit having an output to provide a status indicator, a graphics controller having an output coupleable to a display interface, a cache comprising a plurality of cache lines, and memory controller having an input to receive the status indicator. The memory controller is configured... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP

20080007562 - Parallel data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes a plurality of processing elements arranged in a single instruction multiple data array for processing graphical data. A memory unit external to the array is utilised for storage of processed graphical data.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20080007563 - Pixel history for a graphics application: Various embodiments are disclosed relating to providing a pixel history for a graphics application. During rendering of a visual representation, such as a computer game or visual simulation, a developer or other user may observe a rendering error, e.g., with respect to a rendered pixel, or may wish to optimize... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20080007564 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Conventionally, a user interface used to change the color of a digital image has a configuration in which three elements, i.e., hue, chroma, and brightness are independent from each other, and the relationship among the three elements are difficult to be recognized, resulting in poor usability. This invention provides a... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20080007565 - Color correction circuit, driving device, and display device: When image data of R, G, and B is converted into linear data by a pre-gamma circuit, the number of bits of the image data is increased to improve the resolution thereof and then the image data is processed by a matrix operator. A result obtained by matrix operation is... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.

20080007566 - Multi-dimensional image selectable display device: Example embodiments relate to a multi-dimensional image selectable display device having an image panel adapted to output an image, and a barrier panel at an upper-side portion of the display device so as to display the image as a two dimensional image or a three dimensional image. The barrier panel... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20080007567 - System and method for generating advertising in 2d or 3d frames and scenes: A system comprises a frame array memory for storing frames of a scene, each frame including a set of objects; an advertisement library for storing advertisements; an advertisement selection engine coupled to the advertisement library operative to enable selecting a number of the advertisements from the advertisement library; and an... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

20080007568 - System and method for visualization and interaction with spatial objects: A computer program product including machine readable instructions stored on machine readable media, the product for assembling and providing a visual interface for a user to interact with spatial information, the product including: a build subsystem for assembling spatial information by converting drawings including the spatial information into scalable vector... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20080007569 - Control protocol and signaling in a new memory architecture: Embodiments of the invention generally provide a method for configuring an overlay window in a volatile memory device. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a first command which provides at least a portion of a base address for the overlay window, wherein the overlay window comprises a range of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP Gero Mcclellan / Infineon / Qimonda

20080007570 - Digital content playback: Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products for enhancing a viewing experience of digital content includes displaying a predetermined sequence of multiple introductory digital content. The predetermined sequence minimizes a time delay before a main digital content is displayed. In addition, a graphical user interface can be loaded... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20080007571 - Trackball system and method for a mobile data processing device: A graphical user interface which employs logical barriers for temporarily preventing cursor movement between graphical elements under certain circumstances. For example, one embodiment of the invention comprises a data processing device having a memory for storing program code and a processor for processing the program code to generate a graphical... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080007572 - Method and system for trimming audio files: A system for automatically trimming an audio files based upon textual content associated with the audio file is provided. The source of the textual content may be an electronic document or written language text. The textual content may include predefined hints, a text mark, or end-of-phrase punctuation mark. The system... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20080007573 - Display device and display system employing same: To provide a technique to prevent an occurrence of flicker due to overlap periods during display of moving pictures. A display device includes: a plurality of light outputting elements; and a plurality of element controllers corresponding to the plurality of light outputting elements. In response to a predetermined signal provided... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007574 - Image display method: An image display method is provided, that enables a color display device to represent a gray image in medial use as a high definition display image suitable for diagnosis, by increasing the number of gradation levels that can be displayed. When displaying a monochrome image using a color display device... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007575 - Method for generating a gamma table: A method for generating a gamma table is provided. The method is applied to a display, and the display obtains n-bit corrected gray levels [y(1), . . . , y(2m)] from m-bit original gray levels [x(1), . . . , x(2m)] by using the gamma table, wherein m and n... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080007576 - Image display device with gray scales controlled by oscillating and positioning states: An image display device, which uses a spatial light modulator (SLM), comprises a deflective modulation element, which is provided in the SLM, for deflecting illuminating light depending on the deflection state of the element itself, a data converting unit for converting at least N consecutive bits of binary data according... Agent: Bo-in Lin

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